Brian Andren Killed by Robbinsdale Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Noble Ave and 37th Ave N
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers attempted to stop a vehicle at about 11 a.m. as the registered owner had an active felony warrant out for their arrest. There was a short vehicle pursuit, the person's vehicle was disabled, and officers blocked it in. A man got out of the driver's side armed with a knife. Officers reportedly told him to drop the knife, but he failed to do so. Officers used a Taser, but the man continued to charge, and officers shot and killed him.

Agency: Robbinsdale Police Department

Motive: Traffic Stop, Warrant (arrest)

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop/Other Non-Violent Offense

Service Call: No

Body Camera: yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Brian Andren

Death Date: January 8, 2021

County: Hennepin

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 47

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot, Taser

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: car

Washington Post Database ID: 6491

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