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Police shoot man in Woodbury after he tells 911 to kill him

July 14, 2019

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) — Police have shot and wounded a man in Woodbury after he reportedly called 911 saying he wanted police to kill him.

The Washington County sheriff’s office says the shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the St. Paul suburb.

According to a news release, the man called 911 Sunday morning and said he was “having homicidal feelings” and that he “wants to die” and repeatedly told dispatchers to “Come kill me.”

Authorities say officers arrived and found the man in the street, where he “took a shooting stance” directed toward the officers.

Police fired both lethal and non-lethal rounds and hit the man. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports he was taken to Regions Hospital and is in stable condition.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.

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