On Air
Open In Popup
MPR News

Man fatally shot by police in Brooklyn Center

Share story

A man is dead after being shot by police officers who were responding to a domestic assault call Saturday in Brooklyn Center, Minn.

Authorities said the call, for a domestic assault involving a weapon on the 5900 block of Halifax Avenue, was received just after 4:15 p.m.

"On arrival officers encountered an adult male. Officers and the male struggled and the male was shot by officers," Brooklyn Center police said in a news release.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have not identified the man, but family members told KARE-TV that he was 21-year-old Kobe Heisler, who lived at the home with his grandparents. Relatives told KARE that Heisler was on the autism spectrum.

Authorities said all officers involved in the incident had body cameras, and have been placed on standard administrative leave. One police officer received an abrasion to their arm during the incident.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is handling the shooting investigation.