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Minnetonka police kill gun-toting man in apartment garage

Hennepin County officers and Minnetonka police secure one of the garages at Claremont Apartments after last night's shooting.
Hennepin County officers and Minnetonka police secure one of the garages at Claremont Apartments after last night's shooting.

A man was shot dead by Minnetonka police around 8:30 last night in one of the garages at the Claremont Apartment building at 10761 Smetana Road.

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A resident called police to report the presence of a white male carrying a gun at the building, the Star Tribune reports. In a press release, Minnetonka Police Chief Mark Raquet wrote, "Upon arrival, officers encountered a male with a firearm in the underground garage where shots were fired."

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

"This was an isolated incident, and residents of the area should not be concerned for their safety," Raquet said in the statement.

The incident is under investigation by Hennepin County authorities.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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