Updated: 08/23/2013 5:14 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson
A Brooklyn Center police officer shot and killed a suspect after a traffic stop Thursday at Shingle Creek Parkway.
The incident started as a traffic stop around 2:20 a.m. near the westbound entrance onto Interstate 94 and Interstate 694, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. The stop escalated into a struggle between the officer and suspect before the fatal shooting.
At least two dozen squad cars and a crime lab unit responded to the scene, as well as police from Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities on Friday focused their investigation on a blue minivan. They also blocked off the intersection, which affected traffic in the area.
The sheriff's office has not released additional details at this time.