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St. Michael, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in a suburban community on the far northwestern edge of the Twin Cities.

A preliminary report on the incident issued by the Wight County Sheriff's Office says the gunfire occurred during a traffic stop in St. Michael around 4:50 AM. The Sheriff's Office says the motorist pulled over, but then got out the vehicle with a weapon and confronted a Wright County Deputy.

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The statement does not specify what type of weapon was involved. It does say the individual refused to comply with the deputy's commands and the confrontation escalated until the deputy discharged his firearm and shot the subject.

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The Sheriff's Office says the deputies at the scene immediately attempted lifesaving measures until paramedics arrived. They continued administering lifesaving measures but were not successful and the Sheriff's Office says the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, which is along a residential street that is directly behind a middle school.

His name and the name of the deputy who fired his weapon have not been released. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation into the deadly incident.

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