Suspect Killed After Kowalski's Robbery ID'd

Updated: 12/18/2012 3:58 PM By: Cassie Hart

St. Paul Police have released the name of the Brooklyn Park man shot and killed after a call of a robbery at Kowlaskis' Market grocery store Monday.

Police arrived just after 8:30 a.m. to 20-year-old Melvin Fletcher running out the back door of the store in the 1200 block of Grand Avenue. Officers ended up chasing Fetcher on foot. One of the officers shot him.

Fletcher was taken to Regions Hospital where he later died.

The officers involved have been placed in administrative leave. They are identified as Theodore Mackintosh, an 11-year-veterans of the department, and Jeffrey Thissen, a 10-year-veteran.

No further details were released.