City Identifies 2 Officers, 1 Paramedic Killed in Burnsville, Minnesota; Suspect Also Dead

City Identifies 2 Officers

City Identifies 2 Officers Team Coverage: 3 Burnsville First Responders Killed After Domestic Call Escalates to Gunfire

A domestic abuse call in Burnsville turned into a deadly armed confrontation on Sunday when a man shot and killed two Burnsville police officers and one firefighter paramedic.

Officials with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension confirmed the suspect is also dead but did not share any details about how he died City Identifies 2 Officers.

Law enforcement, including armored vehicles and SWAT units, swarmed the area of 33rd Avenue and East Burnsville Parkway early Sunday morning after a man barricaded himself inside a home with family members just before 2 a.m., according to a news release from the City of Burnsville. The encounter escalated into an exchange of gunfire, killing three first responders and injuring another.

The city identified the deceased responders as Burnsville police officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge and paramedic Adam Finseth. A firefighter with the Burnsville Fire Department.

Another officer, Sgt. Adam Medlicott, was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not considered to be life-threatening. The suspect was reported to be dead around 8 a.m.

BCA Superintendent Drew Evans said none of the other family members inside the home were harmed, including seven children ranging in age from 2 to 15.

A witness in the neighborhood told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS they heard gunshots before receiving a notification telling residents to shelter in place. That shelter-in-place order was lifted around 10:30 a.m.

Evans said the shooter had multiple firearms and “large amounts” of ammunition and shot from multiple positions throughout the home. Numerous responders returned fire, and BCA investigators are still working to piece together all that happened in the fray.

Evans confirmed that at least one of the officers was shot inside the home and BCA is still investigating whether the other two were killed inside or outside of the home.

Hundreds Line Metro Streets to Honor Victims

At Hennepin Healthcare in downtown Minneapolis, police and first responders from multiple cities gathered to show support on Sunday afternoon. Injured officers are often taken to the hospital due to its status as a level-one trauma center.

Their caskets, draped in American flags. Were carried into vans outside the hospital as a crowd of law enforcement stood to salute them.

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