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Minneapolis suburb shaken after killings of 2 officers, 1 firefighter

It started out as a 911 call about a domestic incident. It ended with two police officers, a firefighter and the suspect dead, a third officer wounded, and a mostly affluent suburb of Minneapolis badly shaken and waiting for answers.

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People attend a candlelight vigil after two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 18, in Burnsville, Minn.
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People gather at a candlelight vigil after two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 18, in Burnsville, Minn.
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People gather at a candlelight vigil after two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 18, in Burnsville, Minn.
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Superintendent of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Drew Evans speaks at a press conference after two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 18, in Burnsville, Minn.
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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz speaks at a press conference after two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 18, in Burnsville, Minn.
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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz stands at a press conference after two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 18, in Burnsville, Minn.
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Burnsville Police Chief Tanya Schwartz speaks at a press conference after two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 18, in Burnsville, Minn.
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Burnsville Fire Chief BJ Jungmann speaks next to Burnsville Police Chief Tanya Schwartz, left, at a press conference after two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 18, in Burnsville, Minn.
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A firetruck with a flag at half mast sits outside Burnsville City Hall after two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 18, in Burnsville, Minn.
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A makeshift memorial is seen near the scene where two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 18, in Burnsville, Minn.
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This undated photo released by the City of Burnsville shows Burnsville firefighter and paramedic Adam Finseth. Two police officers and Finseth were shot and killed early Sunday, Feb. 18, and a third officer was injured at a suburban Minneapolis home while responding to a call involving an armed man who had barricaded himself inside with family.
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This undated photo released by the City of Burnsville shows Burnsville police officer Paul Elmstrand. Two police officers, including Elmstrand and a first responder were shot and killed early Sunday, Feb. 18, and a third officer was injured at a suburban Minneapolis home while responding to a call involving an armed man who had barricaded himself inside with family.
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This undated photo released by the City of Burnsville shows Burnsville police officer Matthew Ruge. Two police officers, including Ruge, and a first responder were shot and killed early Sunday, Feb. 18, and a third officer was injured at a suburban Minneapolis home while responding to a call involving an armed man who had barricaded himself inside with family.
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Law enforcement vehicles are parked near the scene where two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 18, in Burnsville, Minn.
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A police officer removes tape near the scene where two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed, Sunday, Feb. 18, in Burnsville, Minn.
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A police vehicle with what appears to be bullet pockmarks is towed near the scene where two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 18, in Burnsville, Minn.
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A police officer speaks to a man near the scene where two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 18, in Burnsville, Minn.
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A police vehicle with what appears to be bullet pockmarks on its windshield is parked near the scene where two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 18, in Burnsville, Minn.

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