Shooting in Albert Lea today

Subj: ALBERT LEA OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

Albert Lea police officers were involved in an officer involved shooting incident that happened just after 10 a.m. today. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) will conduct an investigation into the incident.

Officers responded to a 911 Call for Service involving an individual in the alleyway behind the 300 block of Court Street. Officers located the individual and at one point during the encounter, officers discharged their weapons, striking the individual.

The officers attempted lifesaving measures, but the individual was pronounced deceased at the scene. No one else was injured during the incident. Officers are on standard administrative leave.

The officers were not wearing body cameras. Investigators will determine whether dash cameras captured the incident.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the identity of the deceased individual as well as the cause and manner of death once an autopsy and family notifications are completed.
The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office, Gold Cross Medical and Albert Lea Fire and Rescue responded to the scene after the shooting incident.

The BCA will conduct an independent investigation of the incident. They will release any further information as their investigation progresses.