Minneapolis man dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound, police officer injured in shootout

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One man is dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and a police officer has been injured during an exchange of gunfire at a Minneapolis home, according to authorities.

Officers said they responded to a 911 hang-up call about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, saw people inside the house and tried to communicate with them through a window.

They directed the officers to the back of the house where police announced their presence and entered through an unlocked door, according to officials.

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Minnesota police exchanged gunshots with a Minneapolis man. The man died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. An officer was injured in the shootout.

Minnesota police exchanged gunshots with a Minneapolis man. The man died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. An officer was injured in the shootout. (Fox News)

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Officers heard cries of distress just before the man confronted officers and pointed a gun at one of them.

“Gunfire was exchanged. The officers moved outside,” according to a police statement. “Moments later, one of the individuals from inside the house told officers that the adult male with the gun had shot himself.”

A police officer was wounded in the incident, and treated and released from a hospital. Authorities did not say how the officer was injured.

A woman and two children left the home, apparently without physical injuries, police said. According to investigators, a gun was recovered at the scene.

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The police officers involved were wearing body cameras that were activated. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident.

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