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2 police officers and a medic killed during domestic call in Burnsville, Minnesota

The suspect was discovered inside the residence with a self-inflicted injury.



According to a source speaking to Channel3 NOW, two police officers and a paramedic lost their lives in Burnsville on Sunday morning.

Earlier, Dakota County dispatch had mentioned that authorities were attending to an “incident involving weapons” in the vicinity.

While few details were provided by county dispatch, a significant presence of law enforcement personnel was observed on the 12000 block of 33rd Avenue, including fire trucks, ambulances, police vehicles, and SWAT units.

According to a witness, officers began assembling around 5:30 am today, with reports of shots being fired. The witness also mentioned that residents received a shelter-in-place order on their phones.

Reports indicate that the incident originated from a standoff and hostage situation involving seven children inside a home, commencing at 2:30 am. Fortunately, all hostages were reportedly freed unharmed. The suspect was discovered inside the residence with a self-inflicted injury.

Notably, one of the SWAT vehicles exhibited multiple bullet holes on its windshield.

The officers had reportedly been responding to a domestic disturbance call, with the paramedic rendering assistance to one of the officers.

In downtown Minneapolis, at Hennepin Healthcare, police and first responders from various cities assembled to demonstrate their solidarity.

Hennepin Healthcare, recognized as a level one trauma center, frequently receives injured officers for treatment.

Messages of support and condolences from Minnesota state officials and fellow law enforcement agencies are being shared widely on social media.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.