Source says 2 officers, 1 paramedic killed in Burnsville, Minnesota

Burnsville, Minn. – A source tells WCCO that two police officers and a paramedic were killed in Burnsville Sunday morning.

Dakota County Dispatch reports that earlier officers responded to an incident “with weapons” in the area.

County dispatch provided few other details, but there was a significant law enforcement presence in the 12000 block of 33rd Avenue. A WCCO crew saw fire trucks, ambulances, police and SWAT vehicles at the scene. Multiple bullet holes were visible in the windshield of one of the SWAT vehicles.

Officers responded to a domestic call, a source said, and a paramedic assisted an officer.


At Hennepin Healthcare in downtown Minneapolis, police and first responders from several cities gathered to show support. Injured officers are often taken to Hennepin Healthcare as a level one trauma center.

Support and condolences from Minnesota state leaders and other law enforcement agencies Pouring on social media.

“We should never take for granted the bravery and sacrifices our first responders make every day,” Governor Tim Walls said in a statement. “Today, the families of these public servants received a call they knew was possible but hoped would never come. My heart goes out to those grieving families — the state of Minnesota stands ready to support in any way we can. This is a tragic loss. Our state.”

This is a growing story. Stay with WCCO for more information.

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