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State authorities release new details in weekend officer-involved shooting


ST. PAUL, MN -- The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified the Duluth Police officer who fired his gun during an incident Saturday.

The BCA announced late Tuesday night that Officer Tyler Leibfried had been placed on administrative leave. He has been with the Duluth Police Department for five years

The man who was injured during the incident has been identified as Jared Richard Fyle, 23, of Duluth.

Duluth police officers responded to Fyle’s apartment at 105 W. 1st Street following multiple 911 calls about a physical domestic incident.

Shortly after officers arrived, the officers indicated they heard two guns shots and a witness reported hearing loud sounds from inside the apartment.

Officer Leibfried discharged his firearm into the door. The shot went through the door and struck Fyle in the shoulder.

The BCA says Fyle exited the apartment a short time later and was taken to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center and treated for his injury.

He was taken into police custody and booked into the St. Louis County Jail on probable cause domestic assault.

He was released on Sunday pending case review by the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office.

Based on the preliminary investigation, no shots were fired from inside the apartment and no firearms were recovered at the scene. A hatchet was located just inside the door, according to the BCA.

Portions of the incident were captured on officers’ body cameras.

No one else was in the apartment at the time of the incident. The alleged victim in the reported domestic incident had left the apartment before law enforcement arrived. That person was not injured, authorities said.

Minnesota State Patrol troopers and St. Louis County sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene after the incident.

The BCA’s investigation of the officer involved shooting incident is ongoing.

When the investigation is complete, the BCA will turn its findings over to the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office for review.

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