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Father, distraught over baby's death, was armed when Brooklyn Park police shot him, BCA says

Investigators say the Brooklyn Park father made self-harm statements after learning of his 7-month-old son's death

The man shot and wounded in his Brooklyn Park home by a rookie police officer Sunday was armed and resisted officers while distraught that his 7-month-old son had died after sleeping with him in the same bed, according to state investigators and court records.

The shooting came after the 24-year-old man learned of his son's death, made statements about harming himself within earshot of family and investigators and locked himself in a bedroom closet with a gun. A physical struggle with police for the gun followed.

The father remains hospitalized and is in stable condition, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said.


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