ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the officers who discharged their weapons during an officer involved shooting incident on December 11 in Brooklyn Park. Both officers are on standard administrative leave.
- Officer Andrew McComb has been with the Brooklyn Park Police Department for 18 years. Officer McComb has been released from North Memorial Health Hospital following treatment for a gunshot wound sustained during the exchange of gunfire.
- Officer Elisha Dwyer has been in law enforcement for 14 years, the past 18 months with the Brooklyn Park Police Department.
Neither officer has agreed to be interviewed by BCA agents at this time. Both have indicated that they will submit a written statement.
In addition, the man who was shot and injured during the incident has been identified as Tyrice Depaul Laws, 38, of Crystal. Laws was charged this morning in Hennepin County District Court with attempted first degree murder of a peace officer, first degree assault of a peace officer, violation of an order for protection while in possession of a dangerous weapon, and possession of a firearm by an ineligible person. Laws is currently in the Hennepin County Jail.
Details of the incident are available in the criminal complaint. The incident was captured on body cameras and dash cameras.
Mr. Laws fled the scene on foot, but surrendered a short time later. Laws was treated at Hennepin County Medical Center for a gunshot wound sustained during the exchange of gunfire and released into custody. BCA crime scene personnel recovered a disassembled handgun within the perimeter of the search area.
When its investigation is complete, the BCA will provide its findings without recommendation to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office for review.