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Police and fire crews respond to the scene of a fatal shooting at Wabasha Street and Plato Boiulevard in St. Paul on Thursday, August 28, 2014. St. Paul police fatally shot a man when he came at officers with a rock larger than a baseball, Chief Thomas Smith said. ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS/Scott Takushi

Callers ‘frantic’ about aggressive man before St. Paul police fatally shot him

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ST. PAUL -- The man shot to death by St. Paul police Thursday morning on the West Side set off “frantic” 911 calls with his aggressive behavior and came at officers with a rock, police said.


Before police arrived, he was bloodied and smashing car windows with a pipe, they said. One 911 caller said the man was “gonna hurt somebody,” according to a transcript released by police.

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