Brooklyn Park cop shoots man

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Jan 26, 2014 at 11:26 am

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — Hennepin County authorities are investigating a police-involved shooting in which a Brooklyn Park police officer shot and wounded a man.

The shooting happened Saturday about 11 p.m. in a Brooklyn Park parking lot.

Police were dispatched to a report of a fight. After they arrived, one officer fired at least one shot, injuring a person. The victim has been hospitalized. Sheriff's spokeswoman Jennifer Johnson didn't immediately know his condition Sunday or whether the injury was considered life-threatening.

Johnson says she's not aware whether the officers were also fired upon, nor whether the officer fired more than one shot. She says the incident is still in the early stages of investigation.

At the police department's request, the sheriff's office is handling the investigation.

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