WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Local

Winona County Deputy Cleared In Fatal Shooting

View Comments
police, generic, lights, cop, flashing, officials, authorities

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Full Interview: Jesse Ventura Talks After Trial
  2. 4 Things To Know For 7/30
  3. Remarkable Softball Player Gets A Look At His Dream Job
  4. Lake Calhoun Hosting Paddle For Humanity
  5. The Lowdown: 'N Sync Album & 'Sharknado 2'

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — A grand jury has declined to charge a Winona County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man last September.

The Winona County grand jury handed down a “no-bill” Wednesday, meaning no crime was committed.

Deputy John Hazelton shot and killed 25-year-old Chase Kolstad in Minnesota City on Sept. 14. Authorities had gone to the area after getting reports that Kolstad may have been suicidal.

Authorities found Kolstad on a bridge where he was pointing a weapon at himself. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Kolstad then pointed the weapon at officers and was shot.

An assistant Hennepin County attorney handled the grand jury presentation to avoid a conflict of interest.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus