FBI agents shot and killed Chue Feng Yang in Minneapolis while trying to serve a high-risk arrest warrant on Thursday. Yang, who had a history of run-ins with the police, barricaded himself inside a house and was armed with a sawed-off shotgun.
Yang’s Standoff With FBI Agents
During the standoff, according to Fox 5 DC, Yang livestreamed on social media from inside the house, showing himself holding the sawed-off shotgun and not cooperating with negotiators. According to a search warrant, he threatened to shoot FBI agents and claimed to have bombs inside the home, which he would detonate if they entered.
Around noon, Yang argued with a woman inside the home before they tied themselves together at the waist and went out the front door. Yang pointed the sawed-off shotgun at the woman’s head, and federal agents determined he was an “immediate threat” to her life and shot him. Due to what seemed to be a fentanyl overdose, the woman was brought to the hospital.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office stated that a deputy discharged a less lethal launcher during the incident. No Minneapolis police officers were involved in the use-of-force incident, but they were present to help control the scene.
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The FBI is handling the investigation, and the FBI’s Inspection Division is investigating the shooting incident involving their agents or task force members seriously.
Based on an article by Fox 10 Phoenix, Yang had a history of trouble with the police, including two animal abuse cases in the last two years, one of which involved a dog thrown from a moving car during a police chase. The carjacking that prompted Thursday’s attempted arrest stemmed from the same incident.
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