Isak Aden, 23

Minneapolis, Minnesota
July 02, 2019

Agencies: Bloomington Police Department Minnesota | Eagan Police Department Minnesota | Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension BCA

Cause of death: Shooting

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The Eagan Police Department says the stand-off began Tuesday around 6 p.m. after officers were dispatched to a domestic assault call involving a firearm.

Officers located an armed man and were able to contain him in an industrial area after a short foot chase.

“Officers were dispatched to an incident, a domestic incident with a firearm in the area of Burgundy Road and Highway 13,” Police Chief Roger New said.

Eagan police say it was on Seneca Road where officers attempted to negotiate with the man for several hours. At some point during those negotiations, shots were fired. A neighbor who did not want to appear on camera said he heard two loud booms and then a flurry of gunshots.

Emergency crews brought the man — later identified as 23-year-old Isak Abdirahman Aden of Columbia Heights — to Regions Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Officers did recover a gun from the scene.

Four of the officers who shot and killed Isak were from the Bloomington Police Department (Anthony Kiehl, Daniel Nelson, Matt Ryan, Adam Stier) and was one from the Eagan Police Department (Jacob Peterson).

Aden explained to the City Council how two of the officers, Anthony Kiehl, of Bloomington Police, and Jacob Peterson of Eagan Police had already killed people in the recent past. Anthony Kiehl killed 24-year-old Quincy Reindl in Bloomington, MN in 2015. Jacob Peterson killed 26-year-old Zachary Premo in Duluth, MN in 2013.

Legal Action

One year after police killed Isak Aden, his family files a federal civil rights lawsuit.