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The Superior Police Department on Wednesday released body camera videos showing the lead-up to the shooting of a suspect in October. The clips show the minutes before three officers shot 19-year-old Joshua Michael Farmer, who was suspected of stealing an alcoholic beverage from a Belknap Street business. The clips cut off immediately before the officers opened fire; the complete videos and full investigative file have yet to be released.
Three Superior police officers were legally cleared while the man they shot and injured was charged with five crimes. Barron County District Attorney Brian Wright said Tuesday that officers were justified in using deadly force against 19-year-old Joshua Michael Farmer after he threatened to kill them, ignored their commands and produced a wrench that he claimed was a gun on Oct. 5 in the city’s Central Park neighborhood.
VIRGINIA, Minn. — Authorities have released the identities of the officer and man involved in a fatal shooting Tuesday night, Oct. 27, in Virginia. The officer was identified as Nick Grivna, who has been with the Virginia Police Department for nearly five years. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office identified the dead man as J Scot Alan Widmark, 41, of Virginia. Widmark died of a gunshot wound.
New details emerged as the Wisconsin Department of Justice confirmed Tuesday that it has completed its investigation into the Oct. 5 shooting of a suspect by three Superior police officers. Meanwhile, Douglas County District Attorney Mark Fruehauf told the Duluth News Tribune that he has asked Barron County District Attorney Brian Wright to review the reports to determine whether the officers' actions were justified. There was no immediate timeline for that decision.
New details emerged as the Wisconsin Department of Justice confirmed Tuesday that it has completed its investigation into the Oct. 5 shooting of a suspect by three Superior police officers. Meanwhile, Douglas County District Attorney Mark Fruehauf told the News Tribune that he has asked Barron County District Attorney Brian Wright to review the reports to determine whether the officers' actions were justified. There was no immediate timeline for that decision.
A 19-year-old man was shot multiple times by Superior police officers in the city’s Central Park neighborhood Friday morning, officials said. The Superior Police Department reported that its officers were dispatched to investigate a theft from a Belknap Street business just after 11 a.m. The shooting occurred on the 300 block of East Ninth Street, about a half-mile away from the initial call.
CHISHOLM, Minn. — A Chisholm man with an extensive history of natural resource violations has admitted to his role in what authorities described as one of the largest illegal trapping cases on record in Minnesota. Roderick Robert Kottom, 70, will avoid jail time if he completes probation and pays a fine and restitution after pleading guilty this month to three charges in his latest case in State District Court.
A mother is the sole survivor after her husband and their three children died when their kayak capsized late Thursday in the Apostle Islands, authorities said.
DULUTH — A night's rest apparently provided all the clarity jurors needed in the Duluth murder trial of Aaron Demetrius Humphreys. After nine hours of deliberation without a unanimous decision Wednesday, it took the panel of nine women and three men took about an hour to reach a consensus Thursday morning, July 26. The jury found Humphreys, 44, not guilty of intentional second-degree murder in the Oct. 18, 2016, shooting death of 47-year-old Eric Wayne Burns at the front door of Lincoln Park's Bedrock Bar.
DULUTH, Minn.—A Duluth jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict after about nine hours of deliberation Wednesday in the murder trial of Aaron Demetrius Humphreys. The jury of nine women and three men received the case after hearing closing arguments and final instructions Wednesday morning. The panel retreated to the jury room at about 11 a.m. continued discussions until retiring to a Duluth hotel around 8 p.m.