The two police officers and the man killed in an officer involved shooting incident on Saturday in Fairmont have been identified.
According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s preliminary investigation, Officer Craig Fowler and Sergeant James Tietje responded to an early morning call concerning someone being threatened in an apartment building, and when they arrived were confronted by a man with two knives.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has identified the man as 23-year-old Nicholas Moore.
The BCA says Moore came at the officers, and Officer Fowler fired his weapon; Moore was pronounced dead at the scene. Sergeant Tietje did not fire his weapon. Both men have been on the department for 14 years.
Officer Fowler sustained minor injuries while attempting to retreat from Moore and was treated at the hospital and released.
Both officers remain on standard administrative leave during the investigation.
The Fairmont Police Department does not use body cams.
When the investigation is complete the BCA will turn over its findings to the Martin County Attorney’s Office for review.