Posted: Friday, 26 August 2011 10:50AM

UPDATED -- Information On Mankato Police Shooting Expected This Afternoon

MANKATO (TEC News) -- The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) expect to be able to release more information about last night police shooting in Mankato.

BCA spokesperson Doug Neville says he just spoke with the investigator at the scene and expects to be in a position to release some details including the name of the deceased male and the name of the officer involved in the shooting.

Confirmation of the victim's idenity is pending with the medical examiner.

Mankato Department of Public Safety this morning declined to release basic details regarding last night's shooting incident at 618 Byron, including if officers fired their weapons at the suicidal male victim.

An Acting Commander said at Friday's regularly scheduled daily media briefing said only that he was told to refer all questions about the case to the BCA.

The BCA was called in to conduct the investigation.

Director of Public Information Shelly Schulz provided a three sentence press release to the media late Thursday night.

Police officers responded to the Bryon Street address around 9:28 p.m. for a call about a suicidal male.

According to Schulz, the suicidal male was asked to drop the firearm he had.

"Shots were fired," according to the press release. "The suicidal male was deceased."

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