Man shot by St. Paul officer during exchange of gunfire has died, BCA says

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The man shot by a St. Paul police officer during an exchange of gunfire died early Friday, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced.

Brandon Daleshaun Keys, 24, of Maplewood, was taken to Regions Hospital after the Thursday afternoon shooting.

Officer Michael Tschida was shot in the leg during the incident. He was treated at Regions and released from the hospital Thursday.

St. Paul police responded to a report of a violation of an order for protection, the BCA said of its preliminary investigation. A woman reported she was driving with a man in her passenger seat when Keys pulled behind her and starting hitting her vehicle with his. She also told police that Keys had a gun.

The woman stopped at Cretin and Marshall avenues, and Keys got out of his car and approached the woman’s vehicle, the BCA said.

Tschida arrived, exited his squad and ordered Keys to get on the ground.

“The two exchanged gunfire, during which Keys was struck in the head and Tschida was struck in the leg,” the BCA said in Friday’s statement.

BCA crime scene personnel found a handgun at the scene. The incident was captured on Tschida’s body-worn camera, along with other video cameras, the BCA said.

Tschida, who has 14 years of law enforcement experience, is on standard administrative leave.

The BCA said, when they complete the investigation, they will forward the findings to the Ramsey County attorney’s office for review.

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