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St. Louis Park police officer involved in Jan. 19 shooting identified

Post Date:January 19, 2019 9:42 p.m.

Update (1/25/19): The St. Louis Park Police Department officer who fired his weapon during an officer-involved shooting Jan. 19 has been identified as Officer Samuel Heffernan, who has been with the St. Louis Park Police Department for three years. According to standard practice, he was placed on administrative leave following the shooting.

Update (1/20/19): On Sunday,  January 20, 2019, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner issued a press release report regarding this incident. Read the press release.

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, at about 6:15 p.m. there was an officer-involved shooting at the Louisiana Court Apartments at 2760 Louisiana Avenue in St. Louis Park. Officers responded to the location at about 6 p.m. following a report of a verbal domestic. An adult male is deceased; no bystanders or officers were injured. The police officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave according to standard procedure. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Additional details will be provided as they are available.