Body camera video from standoff, fatal shooting at Minneapolis apartment building released

Wednesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and interim Police Chief Amelia Huffman are announcing the release of body camera video in connection to a deadly police shooting in Minneapolis after an hours-long standoff last week.

Watch via the news conference via the video player below or here if using the KSTP app.

WARNING: Be advised the live, unedited news conference related to the release of the body camera video may contain graphic imagery that may be sensitive to viewers.

Officers who arrived at the scene along 21st Avenue South reported hearing more shots being fired and began evacuating the building after seeing debris exploding from the walls.

Police said they tried to communicate with 20-year-old Andrew Tekle Sundberg and attempted to reach him via phone call, voicemail, text and video message, along with bringing his parents to the scene to help.

Roughly six hours after a 911 call was placed reporting the incident, city records report officers Aaron Pearson and Zachary Seraphine fired their rifles, killing Sundberg.

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Minneapolis police said they were working with the attorneys of Sundberg’s family, to enable them to view the body camera video. Wednesday, Frey and Huffman are now announcing the public release of that video.

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