The man who was fatally shot last week in an encounter with police in Bloomington was struggling emotionally after his girlfriend left him, a family member said Monday.
The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said Sunday night that Quincy R. Reindl, 24, died from “multiple gunshot wounds” late Thursday. The medical examiner’s office cited “further examination” and did not disclose whether Reindl shot himself or whether the gunfire came from officers.
According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, police responded to a 911 call shortly after 11:10 p.m. of a suicidal person at a home in the 9900 block of Briar Road.
Reindl had a gun and began walking through the neighborhood as police shadowed him, the Sheriff’s Office added.
A final confrontation occurred around 11:25 p.m. near 99th Street and Nesbitt Avenue. Gunfire broke out after Reindl refused several orders to drop his gun, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Reindl’s mother said she saw her son moments before his death sitting on the floor of their apartment building’s garage with a gun to his head. It was then that she called 911.
Diane Reindl recalled Monday that he had come into her bedroom of the apartment and said, “ ‘Mom, I love you.’ ”
“ ‘I know you love me,’ ” she continued.
He responded, “ ‘I’ve got to go,’ ” Diane Reindl added. She asked him where he was going, but “he just walked out the door,” she recalled.
Diane Reindl said she called Quincy on his cellphone, and he told her that “he and his girlfriend had just broken up and that he would never have a decent relationship.”
He hung up, and that prompted Diane Reindl to check in the garage.
Diane Reindl said she’s gotten no indication from authorities about who fired the fatal shots. “I didn’t even know he had a gun,” she said. “None of his friends knew he had a gun, either.”