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Mpls. Officers Identified in Fatal Shooting of Allegedly Armed Man

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified a man shot by Minneapolis Police after wielding a knife at them during a domestic assault call early Saturday.

Minneapolis police were called to an apartment building in the 3000 block of 19th Avenue South around 2:15 a.m. on a report of a domestic assault with a weapon. Police say 911 operators heard someone being told to put down a knife.

When officers arrived at the scene, they heard a woman screaming from a second floor apartment. Two officers who were refused entry into the apartment forced their way inside and were confronted by 40-year-old Delshawn Crawford Sr. with a knife. Police say Crawford approached the officers and did not put the knife down, prompting the officers to fire their weapons.

Crawford died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Police identify the officers involved in the shooting as Officer Laura Turner and Officer Chad Meyer. Turner has been with the department for 15 years and Meyer has been with the department for four years. Both are on three-day administrative leave, a standard procedure.

Investigations are underway by the Minneapolis Police Department's homicide and internal affairs units.


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