2 police officers, 1 firefighter killed responding to domestic violence call in Minnesota

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Two police officers and one firefighter were shot and killed in Burnsville, Minnesota, on Sunday after responding to a domestic violence call. According to a statement from the state’s department of public safety, the shooter in the case is also dead.

According to a statement from Gov. Tim Walz on X:  “Horrific news from Burnsville. While responding to a call of a family in danger, two police officers and one firefighter lost their lives, and other officers were injured. We must never take for granted the bravery and sacrifices our police officers and first responders make every day. My heart is with their families today and the entire State of Minnesota stands with Burnsville.” Walz said that other officers were reportedly injured, but details on their conditions were not provided.

The Burnsville Police Department confirmed there was an “active scene” but did not provide additional information. Police have been gathered in the Burnsville neighborhood since early Sunday morning. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said on social media that it was responding to a scene in Burnsville “where there have been reports of officers involved in a domestic-related shooting.”

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar posted on X that she was informed three officers were shot in Burnsville: “Learned from police this morning that three officers have been shot in Burnsville. They were doing their jobs. They were protecting our community. John and I are praying for them and their families and the Burnsville P.D. this morning.”

Both the city of Golden Valley, located 20 miles north of Burnsville, and the West St. Paul police departments offered condolences on social media. Burnsville is located south of both Minneapolis and St. Paul; according to the city’s website, it’s the ninth largest suburb in the metro area, with more than 64,000 residents.

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