A man died following an officer-involved shooting Monday night in Burnsville.
A reportedly suicidal man left an apartment complex on the 1600 block of Cliff Road, and he had a gun, according to Burnsville police, who responded to a call at 8:25 p.m. When officers were told the man had left the building and was armed, they began searching for him.
A State Patrol helicopter was called in to help with the search. At about 9:30 p.m., heat sensors from the helicopter detected someone in a tree line near the apartment complex. When officers approach the man they saw he had a firearm. Then, according to the police department's statement, "a Burnsville officer fired shots and the individual is deceased. All officers on scene were unharmed."
Officers were wearing body cameras at the time of the shooting.
The incident is being investigated by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
This was the second fatal shooting involving a Burnsville officer this year. On March 17, officers shot and killed 38-year-old Map Kong after he allegedly brandished a knife when he was confronted by police in a McDonald's parking lot off Hwy. 13 and Washburn Avenue.
At the time, it was the first officer-involved shooting resulting in death in Burnsville since 1981.