Richfield Officers Put on Leave after Fatal Shooting

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Three Richfield police officers have been placed on paid leave while the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office investigates their involvement in the fatal shooting of a man, the Star Tribune reported Monday.

The investigation, which is standard procedure, centers around the shooting of 25-year-old Jeff O'Connor, who died Friday. Police officers went to a home on the 6600 block of Park Avenue South after receiving a call involving a man with a knife. O'Connor died on the scene, according to CBS.

Police say a man, later identified as Jeffrey Michael O'Connor, was shot and killed by police after the officers responded to a call involving a man with a knife inside a home on the 6600 block of Park Avenue South. O'Connor was pronounced dead at the scene.

O'Connor lived with his aunt, Kathy Brockmeier, who called him a "gentle young man" who had dealt with some "issues" lately.

The officers involved are Sgt. Mark Shelley, officer Tom Blair, and officer Brian Rogge. Each of the officers has been with the department for over 15 years.

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