Authorities ID men fatally shot in separate police confrontations
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says 61-year-old James Paul Hanchett of Shakopee died of multiple gunshot wounds following a confrontation with a Shakopee police officer Friday night.
The incident began when police responded to a fire alarm call in the 800 block of Apgar Street South shortly after 11 p.m.
The BCA says Shakopee police encountered Hanchett at the door of the home. The bureau did not offer any details of what led to the shooting. A statement issued Saturday by the Shakopee Police Department said Hanchett raised a handgun and pointed it at an officer, who then fired his weapon at Hanchett.
The BCA says a handgun was recovered from the residence.
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Shakopee officer Thor Carlson has been placed on standard administrative leave. Carlson is a 12-year veteran of the force.
State investigators say the incident was captured on a police body camera. The shooting is the third involving Shakopee police in the last 10 years.
Meanwhile, the BCA is also investigating a fatal shooting in Minneapolis that also happened Friday. Travis Jordan, 36, of Minneapolis died in a confrontation with police.
The BCA says it will provide more information on that shooting incident, including the officers' names, once initial interviews have taken place.