Updated: 08/27/2013 4:27 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart
A Brooklyn Center police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a man after a traffic stop has been identified.
Officer Ryan Soliday was placed on paid administrative leave after 24-year-old Edmond Fair was killed from a gunshot wound to the chest in the incident that started as a routine traffic stop on Friday, Aug. 23.
It happened around 2:20 a.m. near the westbound entrance onto Interstate 94 and Interstate 694. The stop escalated into a struggle before the fatal shooting.
Officer Soliday has been with the department since Jan. 2010. He is described as an exemplary officer with five Chief's Certificates of Commendations and a Merit of Achievement award, according to a news release from the Brooklyn Center Police Department.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate.