UPDATE: Man killed in officer-involved shooting in west central Minnesota is identified

July 6, 2021

OLIVIA, Minn. (AP) — Friends and family have identified the man who was fatally shot by a police officer over the weekend in west central Minnesota.

A cousin, Jessica Laro, identified him as 32-year-old Ricardo Torres Jr.

He was shot in alley about 2 a.m. Sunday in Olivia.

Officials say Torres was armed and confronted a police officer.

Natasha Lindner says she and Torres had been together for four years and that he is the father of their 9-month-old daughter.

Lindner says Torres was known to carry a pellet gun and questioned the city’s description of what happened.