Brandon Keys : “St. Paul Police Release Body Cam Footage of Fatal Officer Involved Shooting”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : St. Paul police recently made public the body camera footage of a tragic officer-involved shooting that occurred on December 7th. The two videos reveal a harrowing incident in which an officer responded to a distress call from a woman who claimed that a man, against whom she had a domestic abuse no contact order, was relentlessly stalking her. The woman further alleged that he had intentionally rammed her vehicle and brandished a firearm, threatening her life.

As the footage unfolds, we witness the 24-year-old man, later identified as Brandon Keys, standing near the driver’s side window of the woman’s car. In a commanding voice, the officer repeatedly orders Keys to lie on the ground, emphasizing the urgency of the situation. However, instead of complying, Keys retreats to his own vehicle and assumes a crouched position behind the open car door. Shockingly, he then abruptly rises and opens fire, striking the officer in the leg. Responding swiftly, the injured officer returns fire, managing to inflict serious injuries upon Keys. Despite being wounded, the officer promptly radios for assistance, alerting his colleagues to the exchange of gunfire, and requests medical attention.

Meanwhile, the woman, who had initially fled the scene in her car, returns on foot, desperately imploring the officer to aid her assailant. Fearing for their safety, the officer, still holding his firearm, hobbles over to where Keys lies incapacitated until backup arrives. In a display of courage and professionalism, the officer secures Keys’ firearm and moves it out of his reach, ensuring the safety of all present.

Following the incident, Keys was swiftly transported to Regions Hospital, where tragically, he succumbed to his injuries the following day. Fortunately, the officer’s injuries were treated, and he was subsequently released from medical care. Miraculously, no other individuals were harmed during this tense confrontation.

As the investigation into this distressing incident continues, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension diligently examines all relevant evidence, seeking to provide a comprehensive and unbiased account of the events that unfolded on that fateful December day.

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