- Associated Press - Friday, February 17, 2017

WHEATON, Minn. (AP) - A prosecutor in western Minnesota says no charges are warranted against law enforcement officers who fatally shot a man.

The Traverse County Attorney’s Office says 37-year-old Jay Holmgren apparently wanted to cause his own death by pointing a gun at officers.

A sheriff’s deputy stopped Holmgren in Stevens County last October. But, Holmgren drove off and led officers on a chase into Traverse County where he was forced off the road. Investigators say Holmgren got out of the pickup and pointed his gun at officers.

Minnesota Public Radio News (https://bit.ly/2lrgVhw ) reports county Attorney Matthew Franzese says there’s no reason to turn the case over to a grand jury because the facts don’t warrant it.


Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, https://www.mprnews.org

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