Columbia Heights man pronounced dead

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has identified Isak Abdirahman Aden, 23, of Columbia Heights as the man who was killed during an officer involved shooting July 2 in Eagan. 

He died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the medical examiner.

No officers were injured in the incident. Eagan Police Chief Roger New said body-worn cameras and squad cameras may have captured the events of the incident.

Eagan officers were dispatched to a domestic call involving a firearm at 6:05 p.m. July 2 near the intersection of Burgandy Drive and Highway 13 in Eagan.

When officers located a male suspect, he was still in possession of the firearm. Following a short foot pursuit, they contained the man near the 1900 block of Seneca Drive.

The officers ordered Aden to put down the gun and attempted negotiations with him for several hours.

At some point during the negotiations, shots were fired.

The male was struck and taken to Regions Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

New said officers recovered a firearm at the scene.

The officers involved were put on paid administrative leave, as is standard following an officer-involved shooting, New said.

Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Edina and the Minnesota State Patrol assisted in the incident.

“Each agency that were involved in the incident had officers that were part of the incident,” New said. “Some were witness and some discharged firearms. At this time it’s too early to tally how many officers were put on paid administrative leave.”

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will be the lead investigative agency. The BCA will provide additional details, including the officers’ names, once the initial round of interviews with the incident participants and witnesses is complete.

“Anytime there’s a loss of life it’s a tragic event,” New said. “My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that was impacted by this incident, family members, my officers and community members.”

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