Man dead, officer wounded in Oakdale shooting

Scene of police shooting in Oakdale
Police sealed off a block of Granite Avenue North in Oakdale after an officer was shot in the arm during a call Thursday morning.
Tim Nelson | MPR News

Updated: 3:05 p.m. | Posted: 10:05 a.m.

Authorities say one man is dead after an officer-involved shooting Thursday morning in Oakdale.

St. Paul Police Sgt. Mike Ernster says the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was executing a search warrant along with Oakdale police.

"At some point during entry, officers encountered a male subject, and weapons or a weapon were used," he said. "The male subject was injured, and an officer sustained a non-life threatening injury."

Ernster says both were taken to Region's Hospital, where the man was pronounced dead.

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The officer — whose name is not being immediately released — suffered an arm injury.

Because of the BCA's role in the incident, Ernster says, the St. Paul Police Department is leading the investigation.

He says the Ramsey County Medical Examiner will identify the man and his exact cause of death.

St. Paul Police Sgt. Mike Ernster discusses the shooting.