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Local 11/30/08

A man in Brooklyn Park was shot by police Tuesday night according to the Star Tribune and the MN Sun.

The police were called by the man’s girlfriend, who said that the man, Eric Kirk Kolski was threatening her with a gun. The woman locked herself in the bathroom. After the police forced entry the man allegedly confronted the police officers and two officers shot him an unknown number of times. He was declared dead at the scene.

The officers both without another officer-involved shooting on their record, were put on paid administrative leave, according to the Sun.

The Star Tribune article is slightly longer though not much more detailed. The articles are pretty similar in the information they provide and how they provide. It talked about the man’s record of three prior arrests for domestic assault. However, so did the Sun.