RAMSEY, MINNESOTA — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating a fatal shooting of an Upper Peninsula resident by police officers.
Chaz Michael Havenor, 21, was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in Ramsey, Minnesota, about 30 miles north of Minneapolis. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says his last known address was in Marenisco, but his Facebook page states he lived in Marquette.
An officer from the Ramsey Police Department responded at about 3 p.m. Central time on Thursday to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot near a day care center. The BCA says that according to the preliminary investigation, the officer approached the vehicle, spoke with three people inside it and asked one of the passengers to get out. A second officer arrived at the scene at that point.
Police say Havenor was the passenger who got out of the vehicle and that when he exited it, he ran away across the parking lot. The officers chased Havenor for about 75 feet before the BCA says he turned around and pointed a handgun at them. Both officers fired and hit Havenor. He died at a hospital in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.
The BCA says the two other people in the vehicle with Havenor have not been arrested and are not expected to be charged in connection with the incident.