Minnetonka police name officers in fatal shooting

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Minnetonka police have identified the officers who fatally shot a 27-year-old southern Minnesota man last week.

The Star Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1aEO8Jl ) both officers have worked for the department for less than two years but have previous law enforcement experience.

Minnetonka police say James Comings has worked for the department for a year and a half after working for the U.S. Border Patrol. Ryan Smith has worked for the department for about 16 months, coming from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

The department said Tuesday that neither officer has had any citizen complaints or disciplinary action.

Michael Regner Tray, of Austin, was shot Wednesday night in the underground garage of a suburban apartment complex after reports he was carrying a revolver.

It was the first officer-involved fatal shooting in Minnetonka history.


Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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