• Two Minnesota officers and a paramedic killed

Burnsville Shooting Address 33rd Avenue South, Police officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge killed


Burnsville Shooting Address 33rd Avenue South, Police officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge killed

Yo, it's a real messed up scene in Burnsville, Minnesota. Two cops and a paramedic got smoked, and others got tagged up after they rolled to a domestic violence call, according to the cops.

So check it, Burnsville PD got the call to hit up 12600 block of 33rd Avenue South in the early hours of February 18. Somebody's flexing with heat, holed up with their fam, including seven little ones, aged two to 15. Drew Evans, big shot at the Minnesota Bureau of Crime Apprehension, spilled the beans at a press conference Sunday afternoon.

They spent a grip trying to talk some sense into this dude, negotiating and all that. But then, boom! Homeboy starts letting off rounds at the officers. Evans said this cat had a whole arsenal, guns for days, and a ton of ammo.

Bullets flying from every direction, upstairs, downstairs, you name it.

Officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge, both 27, and Adam Finseth, the 40-year-old paramedic and firefighter, took the hit. One cop got blasted inside the crib, others, who knows where they got hit.

Sgt Adam Medlicott caught some shrapnel too, but he's stable in the hospital. "Real heroes," says Police Chief Tanya Schwartz. "This hits deep."

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Come 8 a.m., they're saying the perp, no name given, punched his own ticket. After that, the fam managed to bail out, safe and sound. The medical examiner's on deck to ID the perp.

Officials are saying it's all good now, no more threat.

Evans called it a straight-up dark day for Burnsville. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's on the case now.

Governor Tim Walz called it heartbreaking, giving props to the first responders. "We gotta respect their hustle," he says.

Then you got Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, saying it's all messed up. "Sending love to the fams," he says, ready to throw down some justice.

Minneapolis Police chief Brian O'Hara, Coons Rapids Police Department, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Angie Craig, everybody's chiming in, sending love and prayers to Burnsville PD and the whole crew.