Man fatally shot by law enforcement in Coon Rapids

Muzzle and front sight of a 9mm pistol

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Anoka County sheriff’s officials say a man has been fatally shot by law enforcement following a traffic stop in Coon Rapids.

Authorities say a Coon Rapids officer was conducting the stop about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, when a male suspect fled on foot and fired shots at the officer. Multiple agencies responded, including sheriff’s deputies, and found the man nearby.

A statement from the sheriff’s office says the man posed a threat to law enforcement and was shot. He died at the scene. No other details were released, including how many officers were involved in firing shots.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.

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