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Woodbury police officer shot, one man dead in overnight in domestic call

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A Woodbury police officer was shot during a domestic call late Thursday night that left one man dead.

Woodbury officers arrived at a home on the 7200 block of Braemar Lane just before 11:30 p.m. in what they described as a domestic incident involving a gun, according to officials.

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Police say a man involved in the incident, identified as Timothy Scott Hanson, 55, was shot and killed at the scene. A Woodbury officer was shot and taken to Regions Hospital where he was treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

"He is doing well," a Woodbury public safety official said this morning.

A neighbor said police came to her door around midnight to notify her of the incident and ask if she heard gunshots.

Martina DeMike, who lives on Braemar Lane, said she remembers hearing sounds and thinking it could be gunshots.

"It sounded like cars backfiring," DeMike said.

Between September 2008 and Thursday's incident police responded to seven emergency calls to the home. Police responded to more than 20 reports to the house between 2000 and 2007.

A news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. today.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is leading the investigation.

The incident was located less than a mile from Ojibway Park and Woodbury High School. School officials said no morning bus routes were affected by the investigation at the scene following the incident and that the morning activities at the school were not affected.

This is the second shooting in the Royal Oaks neighborhood in three months. Police were called to a Kings Drive home Feb. 22 after a man was shot in a domestic incident. No police were injured in that incident.

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