- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) - The Itasca County Attorney’s Office has cleared a sheriff’s deputy in the fatal shooting of a man who pointed a shotgun at officers this summer.

Deputy Stephen Snyder was put on administrative paid leave after fatally shooting 31-year-old Adam Schneider outside his home in Cohasset in August.

The Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/1lFsHS4) reports after the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension conducted an external investigation, the county attorney’s office ruled the use of deadly force was justified.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call of a disturbance at Schneider’s home. When deputies arrived, Schneider was standing outside the home holding a shotgun.

Schneider ignored repeated orders from deputies to put the gun down and then pointed the weapon at them.

Snyder fired his gun and struck Schneider. He died at a hospital.

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Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com


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