UPDATE: Man who killed two cops, firefighter in Twin Cities is identified

February 20, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities are still investigating the shooting in a suburban Minneapolis neighborhood that killed two police officers and a firefighter.

Sunday’s shooting occurred as officers were responding to a domestic situation involving an armed man who had barricaded himself inside with his family, including seven children.

The shooting in Burnsville resulted in the deaths of 27-year-old officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge and 40-year-old firefighter Adam Finseth.

Authorities say Finseth was shot while giving aid to an injured officer.

The suspect was found dead. He was identified Monday as 38-year-old Shannon Gooden, (pictured) who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Gooden was a convicted felon who was not allowed to legally possess weapons. His criminal rap sheet dates back to 2004, when he was convicted of disorderly conduct.

In 2008, he was convicted of Second Degree Assault with a Deadly Weapon. That’s when he lost his right to possess firearms.

At the time of Sunday’s shooting, Gooden was wanted for Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct.