Names released in Alexandria officer-involved shooting
ALEXANDRIA -- Names have been released following the shooting of a 31-year-old man during an undercover operation by Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents in downtown Alexandria Tuesday afternoon. The man shot was Adam Jo Klimek, of Ca...
Names have been released following the shooting of a 31-year-old man during an undercover operation by Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents in downtown Alexandria Tuesday afternoon.
The man shot was Adam Jo Klimek, of Carlos, a small town nine miles northeast of Alexandria.
According to the St. Paul Police Department, who are conducting the investigation into the shooting, the BCA operation involved the sexual solicitation of minors.
During the operation, numerous BCA agents entered a single family home in Alexandria and encountered Klimek, who had a knife, the initial report said. He then charged three agents, two of which fired their weapons. The two were Elizabeth Eilers and Dustin Van de rhagen, said the report.
The agents immediately called paramedics, but Klimek was declared dead at the scene. The Anoka County Medical Examiner’s Office is working to determine an exact cause of death.
No officers were injured.
St. Paul police are conducting the official investigation at the request of the BCA because their agents were involved in the shooting. Once the investigation is complete the police will turn its findings over to the Douglas County Attorney's Office for further examination.
This was not Klimek’s first supected involvement with solicitation of minors.
In May of 2013, Klimek was involved in a sex trafficking case out of the Twin Cities. After a 12-year-old girl was transported to Alexandria and forced to put up a Craigslist ad with sexually explicit photos, Klimek responded to the ad.
The girl was taken to his home, where he was to pay her $600 for sex. According to court documents, he was physically unable to have sex, but paid her $400.
Klimek was charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct-contact with person under 13, and one count of engaging in prostitution with person under 13. Both were felonies. He pleaded guilty to the second count in August 2013. In exchange for the guilty plea, the other charge was dismissed.
At that time, Klimek was given a stayed seven year prison sentence and placed on probation for up to 20 years. He served 90 days in jail.
Supporting agencies in Tuesday’s incident included the Alexandria Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Also at the scene was the Minnesota State Patrol.