Security guard fatally shoots man in Brooklyn Park

Updated: 11 a.m.

Authorities say a security guard fatally shot a man who reportedly was trying to stab a woman with a knife late Monday night in Brooklyn Park.

Police in the northwest Twin Cities suburb said they were called to a report of a shooting just before midnight on the 5800 block of 73rd Avenue North, an area with a number of large apartment buildings about a mile north of Interstate 94.

"Preliminary information indicates that the security officer heard a woman screaming for help," police said in a news release. "He responded to the area and located a male armed with a knife trying to stab a female. The security officer ordered the man to drop the weapon but he failed to comply. The security officer fired his firearm, striking the male."

The 62-year-old man who was shot later died at a hospital. Authorities said the man was in a domestic relationship with the woman. It wasn't clear if the woman required medical attention.

Police said the guard was employed by 10-Code Security and was working at the Huntington Place apartment complex, and is "fully cooperating" with investigators.

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