Metropolis identifies 2 officers, 1 paramedic killed in Burnsville, Minnesota; suspect additionally useless

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Two cops and a paramedic had been shot and killed in a Twin Cities suburb Sunday morning, authorities mentioned, and the person who shot them can be useless.

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Paul Elmstrand, Matthew Ruge and Adam Finseth

Metropolis of Burnsville


Burnsville metropolis officers recognized the victims as officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge and firefighter/paramedic Adam Finseth. Sgt. Adam Medlicott with BPD was additionally shot however is anticipated to outlive.

Evans mentioned particulars surrounding the timing and trade of gunfire shouldn’t be clear at this level within the investigation.


“A horrible day for town of Burnsville, all the residents,” Evans mentioned.

The fallen first responders

Metropolis officers mentioned 27-year-old Elmstrand joined the Burnsville Police Division in 2017 and was promoted in 2019.

Ruge, additionally 27, joined the power in 2020.

READ MORE: 5 Minnesota policeman gunned down in line of obligation since 2015


Regulation enforcement focus on killings of three Burnsville first responders

Medlicott has been with BPD for 9 years and 5 months.  

Police Chief Tanya Schwartz says her division is “hurting.”

“Immediately, three members of our staff made the last word sacrifice for this neighborhood. They’re heroes,” Schwartz mentioned. “Each day we pray that they go dwelling to their households. And immediately that is not taking place. We’re heartbroken. We’re gonna want time to be collectively. Our households want time to grieve.”

Jungmann says Sunday was the hardest day town has ever skilled.

“It is a tragic day, we’re all grieving, and we’re all making an attempt to grasp what occurred and why,” Jungmann mentioned.

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Neighbors describe the scene

Jason Skog mentioned he began to see a big police and SWAT presence in his Burnsville neighborhood at about 2 a.m., however mentioned issues escalated three hours later at 5 a.m.

“I heard a loud explosion, which I chalked up immediately to a motor going off, like a firework. However then like a minute later I heard one other one, adopted shortly thereafter by a sequence of gunfire, actually fast,” Skog mentioned. “Then I knew immediately that one thing dangerous was happening.”

Skog did not know precisely the place the capturing was coming from, however he knew it was near his dwelling.

Dylan Foline additionally lives on this neighborhood. The daddy of two is shaken by what occurred, particularly after studying {that a} household was barricaded within the dwelling on the time of the capturing. 

The road was blocked off all Sunday from everybody besides regulation enforcement and owners. 

Lots of of first responders honor the victims

RELATED: Lots of line Twin Cities streets to honor 3 Burnsville first responders killed in line of obligation

Their caskets, draped in American flags, had been carried into vans exterior the hospital as a crowd of regulation enforcement stood to salute them.   

Medical doctors, nurses and different hospital employees lined up within the skyway to see them off. Police, hearth and paramedic automobiles stayed shut because the vans departed downtown.

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Gov. Tim Walz reacts

Help and condolences from Minnesota state leaders and different regulation enforcement businesses are pouring in on social media.

Walz ordered flags be flown at half-staff beginning Monday at dawn. A vigil was held for the victims Sunday night at Burnsville Metropolis Corridor.

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