Police have identified the two St. Paul officers who fatally shot 29-year-old Cordale Handy on Wednesday during a domestic dispute call.
Mikko Norman and Nathaniel Younce — both with two years on the force — responded to the intersection of Sinnen and E. 7th streets around 2:20 a.m. and found Handy, of Waukegan, Ill., holding a gun, according to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is investigating the shooting at the request of St. Paul police.
Handy pointed the gun at the officers twice and ignored Norman and Younce’s orders to drop the weapon, according to the BCA. Both officers fired and hit Handy.
St. Paul Fire Department medics declared him dead at the scene, and the medical examiner later confirmed that the gunshots killed him. Neither officer was injured.
Investigators have found video from a nearby camera showing Handy carrying the gun. However, the officers were not wearing body cameras and the incident does not appear to have been captured in full. The BCA says it will release the partial footage after the investigation is closed.
A third officer also responded to the call but did not witness the shooting. All three are on administrative leave.
Many in the community expressed outrage over the shooting after early reports on Wednesday. The NAACP and Black Ministerial Alliance held a news conference urging residents to remain patient while investigators gathered evidence, though making clear they want answers in the case.