Information On Latest Minnesota Police Shootings Released
Shakopee, MN (Learfield News Service) - Authorities have identified those involved in a deadly police shooting in Shakopee.
The Minnesota BCA says 12-year veteran Officer Thor Carlson fired his weapon during the fatal shooting Friday night. Carlson was placed on standard administrative leave. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office says 61-year-old James Hanchett of Shakopee died of multiple gunshot wounds. Police responding to a fire call around 11 PM were met at the front door by Hanchett who holding a handgun. Investigators say Hanchett raised the gun and pointed it the primary officer before he was shot. BCA agents say a handgun was recovered at the scene.
Meanwhile, a 911 transcript released by the Minneapolis Police Department says the man shot and killed by officers Friday wanted to commit suicide. A friend seeking a welfare check identified the man as 36-year-old Travis Jordan and gave police his address. The caller told dispatchers," he's been having a lot of suicidal thoughts because, um, depression, anxiety"..."Um, today I spoke to him and he said he wanted to die." They also said, "I told him I was gonna call the cops, ‘cause I was really worried about him, and he threatened me and said go ahead and call the cops, I’ll talk to them when they get here. " Investigators say the officers responded to the north Minneapolis home and shot Jordan after he came out with a weapon.