Officers shoot, kill man holding shotgun in Little Falls
By Kari Petrie
LITTLE FALLS — Officers shot and killed a man early this morning who they say was suicidal.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was called at 12:22 a.m. about a man who was suicidal and in possession of a gun, Sheriff Michel Wetzel said.
Morrison County deputies and Little Falls police located the man as he was leaving the home of an acquaintance in northeast Little Falls. When officers tried to stop the vehicle, the driver pulled into a nearby driveway and stopped, Wetzel said.
The 37-year-old man got out of the vehicle with a shotgun, Wetzel said. After repeated attempts to order the man to put the gun down, two Little Falls officers and two Morrison County deputies fired their weapons.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.
The names of the officers involved have not been released.