UPDATE: Authorities Release Name of Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

A Richfield officer shot and killed the man Friday morning after responding to a call of an emotionally disturbed man.

The name of the man killed by a Richfield officer in an incident on the 6600 block of Park Avenue Friday morning.

According to a press release from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, Jeffery Michael O'Connor, 25, died of multiple gunshot wounds after a Richfield officer shot him inside a residence around 9 a.m. Friday.

As previously reported by Richfield Patch, Richfield officers responded the home on Park Avenue on a report of an emotionally disturbed man and a possible hostage situation. O'Connor was reportedly wielding a knife when the officer shot and killed him.

Authorities are investigating the incident. The officer involved in the shooting, whose name has not been released to the public, was not harmed during the incident.

Richfield Patch will update readers as more information becomes available.


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  • Officer-Involved Shooting in Richfield; Police Investigating
  • UPDATED: Richfield Officer Shoots and Kills Man in Friday Incident

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RFS October 07, 2012 at 08:18 PM
this same incident happened 2 the family memeber of a friend in califorina. the guy was on drugs had 2 butcher knives holding an older wm. they got the wm out of the hs & backed off the guy w the knife & he came out on his own. it took a while but he's alive. i sure hope 4 the families sake & rfld pd, the cop didn't jump the gun! what happened to tazers? seems like there could have been a better option had it been better planned unless the knife was litterly stuck to the hostages throat or other vital organ. thank god the county is investigating bcz RFPD has a tendancy to try & cover there own butts. at least history has shown that but they just don't tell anyone!!!!!
RFS October 07, 2012 at 08:25 PM
why are there no black police officers in richfield? they usually on have 1 token woman? the turn over rate of rookie cops is high! what's there problem? the only ones around are the ones w seniority probably so they can hurry up retire & collect there pension!!! I think they discriminate! look @ the other employees you see wkg for the city. you very rarely see anyone other than white people. even the road crews! If there are minorities, where are you hiding them, or are you just hiring the minimum? Seems suspicious to me!
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) October 08, 2012 at 02:58 PM
A comment has been deleted because it violates our terms of use. http://richfield.patch.com/terms
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) October 08, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Police Chief Todd Sandell is releasing a statement this afternoon. I'll update readers as soon as it's over.
RFS October 08, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Is it wrong under "the patch" guidelines to comment on why RFLD police dept doesn't have any minorities on there police dept or for that matter hardly employed anywhere else in the city? Don't you think as tax payers we should be aware of that? The city of mpls promotes the hiring of wm & minorities & even makes anouncments about it! Was my prev statement about this not posted or was it about the shooting, bcz I guess using a tazer crossed my mind. As a person formerly being in law enforcement, I know those decisions are made in a split second. it's either you or them. It's a very diff decision!
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) October 08, 2012 at 11:06 PM
I removed a comment that used profanity in multiple places. That's the reason it was deleted. Not because it raised questions about how the police department is run.
RFS October 10, 2012 at 05:36 AM
Tx you so much for clarifying. I didn't want to offend anyone by wording something wrong. Very sad someone had to use profanity. It lessons there intelligence. Have a good day.
Richfieldhomeowner October 10, 2012 at 05:54 PM
We let enough of them come into are school system......that has done great things for it the last 15 years


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