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UPDATE: Man dies after Austin officer-involved shooting

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AUSTIN, Minn. (FOX 47) -

A man has died from his injuries after being shot by an officer during a domestic disturbance in Austin Wednesday afternoon. 

According to the Austin Police Department, officers and deputies from the Mower County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic disturbance on the 1,000 block of 8th Avenue SW at about 3:30 p.m. 

A responding office fired his weapon during the incident, injuring a man, who was taken by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin. He was later airlifted to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, where he died from his injuries.

The man's name has not been released, but police said he will be identified after a preliminary autopsy is completed and his family is notified.

The police officer who fired his gun was also hurt in the encounter and was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin with non life-threatening injuries. 

"The officer involved will be placed on [paid] administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing," said Police Chief Brian Krueger.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident. More details about the incident are expected to be released as the investigation unfolds.

This is the second officer-involved shooting in Austin in the past year. An Austin police officer fired his weapon when a man backed a vehicle into his squad car during a high speed pursuit in April, 2016.


At least one person is injured after a shooting takes place in Austin. The shooting happened around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on the 1000 block of 8th Avenue SW.

According to a detective, an officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the shooting, but was not shot.

The person who was injured was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.

We have a crew on scene and will update this story as soon as new information is released.

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