Body Cam Videos of Fatal St. Paul Police Shooting Released
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - The St. Paul Police Department today released the camera video of a deadly officer-involved shooting that occurred last weekend.
The video shows two police officers, one armed with a rifle and the other with a Taser, enter a community room at a St. Paul apartment building in response to 911 calls about a man with a knife threatening people. Others in the room point to the suspect, who quickly walks down a hallway and enters an apartment while ignoring the officers’ commands to stop and drop the knife he is holding.
After the man goes into the apartment unit, the video shows the officers opening the door and yelling at the man to disarm himself. Instead, the man is seen charging at the officers holding the knife in front of him and the officer with a rifle opening fire.
Click on the link below to view the video. WARNING-VERY VIOLENT AND DISTURBING CONTENT)
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension previously identified the man with a knife as 65-year-old Yia Xiong. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The BCA identified the officer with a rifle who fatally shot Xiong as Officer Abdirahman Dahir. The second officer, who tried to subdue the man with the Taser, was identified as Officer Noushue Cha. Both men have about one year of law enforcement experience. They remain on paid leave pending the outcome of the BCA investigation.