Cop who shot and injured naked, unarmed man hiding in a dumpster is fired after ...

Cop is fired for shooting an unarmed naked man hiding in dumpster 'after he carried out a string of violent crimes' in Minnesota as bodycam footage is released Officer Anthony Dean of St. Paul PD was fired after shooting an unarmed man  Joseph Javonte Washington, 31, was wanted for an alleged domestic dispute He hid from officers in a dumpster but was naked and unarmed at the time Officers attempted to get him out by using pepper spray and a K-9 Once Washington was out, he ran towards officers but was shot four times Chief Todd Axtell said the action was 'neither reasonable nor necessary' Axtell said it demanded he take 'swift, decisive and serious action' 

By James Gordon For Dailymail.com

Published: 01:28 GMT, 2 December 2020 | Updated: 05:06 GMT, 2 December 2020

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The Police Chief of St. Paul, Minnesota has taken 'swift, decisive and serious action' by firing a police officer who was involved in the shooting of a naked, unarmed man who was hiding in a dumpster.

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Bodycam footage was released on Tuesday of the incident on Saturday night in which the officer, identified as Anthony Dean, shot and injured a naked, unarmed man. 

Chief Todd Axtell explained how more than a dozen officers ended up descending on Rice Street close to the downtown area of the city as they searched for a man who was a suspect in a multitude of violent crimes including criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and aggravated assault.

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell looked visibly upset as he spoke at a press conference about a shooting by a police officer this weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota on Tuesday

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell looked visibly upset as he spoke at a press conference about a shooting by a police officer this weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota on Tuesday

Officer Anthony Dean of St. Paul PD was fired after shooting an unarmed man. Pictured, the man is seen on the ground after being restrained by a police dog

Officer Anthony Dean of St. Paul PD was fired after shooting an unarmed man. Pictured, the man is seen on the ground after being restrained by a police dog

In video released on Tuesday, officers can be heard yelling at the man - who had hidden in a dumpster - to get out.

As officers tried to talk him out, cops deployed a pepper ball, an irritant similar to pepper spray. 

The man, whom authorities

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