Officer Young was shot and killed when he and his partner observed a suspicious vehicle on Washington Avenue North and went to investigate. As they approached a suspect immediately opened fire, striking Officer Young in the chest. Officer Young’s partner returned fire as three more men jumped into the car and fled. The vehicle was found abandoned in St. Paul. No suspects were ever apprehended.

Officer Young had been with the agency for a total of 16 years on two different occasions. He was survived by his wife and eight children.