FBI shoots suspect after hours-long standoff

On Thursday morning in Minneapolis, Minnesota, shots rang out on 3700 Dupont Avenue North as a federal agent fatally shot Chue Feng Yang after an hours-long standoff. It all started when the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Minneapolis branch served an arrest warrant for a carjacking incident to Yang at his home.

Yang refused to submit to the authorities and barricaded himself in his house, streaming the situation on social media. Dupont and Dowling Avenues were cordoned off and multiple vehicles – including an ambulance and police armored vehicles – were near the home for hours.

When Yang finally emerged, he was apparently armed, leading to a gunfight where he was eventually hit and died later at a hospital. Another individual was injured and required urgent medical attention, being admitted to hospital at the same time as Yang.

The FBI commented on the incident through a statement on Twitter, acknowledging it takes all shooting incidents that involve their agents or task force members very seriously, and that the specific shooting is already being probed by FBI’s Inspection Division.