2 officers, paramedic killed in Minnesota shooting responding to domestic call

Two police officers and a paramedic were tragically shot and killed in Burnsville, Minnesota on Sunday morning. The city officials have identified the victims as police officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge, along with firefighter-paramedic Adam Finseth. The incident occurred when officers responded to a domestic situation where an armed man was barricaded inside a home with family members. The situation quickly escalated into gunfire, resulting in the deaths of the officers and paramedic.

During a press conference, Drew Evans, Superintendent at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), revealed that there were seven children inside the home at the time of the shooting, ranging in age from 2 to 15. The gunman, who has not been identified, was reported dead around 8 a.m., and the family members inside the home were able to safely evacuate shortly after.

Sergeant Adam Medlicott, another officer who was injured during the incident, is expected to survive. Governor Tim Walz expressed his condolences, stating that the entire state of Minnesota stands with Burnsville in this difficult time.

The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association also expressed their grief over the loss of the brave individuals, emphasizing their dedication to keeping the community safe. A vigil is planned at Burnsville City Hall to honor the fallen officers and paramedic.


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