Suspect, Officers Named In Fatal North Mankato Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities identified Friday the 83-year-old man who was shot and killed by police following a welfare-check-turned-shooting in North Mankato the day prior.

Lloyd Hodgson Tschohl died from multiple gunshot wounds, the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Three tactical response team officers shot him Thursday afternoon while responding to a welfare check at his home on 1610 Lor Ray Drive.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), which is investigating the shooting, said that officers initially responded to the welfare check around 10 a.m., following a call from Tschohl’s family members saying he was making “homicidal” statements and had guns in his home.

Tschohl refused to speak with officers, and since North Mankato police thought he had weapons, they requested the help of the River Valley Tactical Response Team.

For more than three hours, officers tried to get Tschohl to leave his home, the BCA said. At around 2 p.m., officers approached the house to get a better view inside. That’s when Tschohl allegedly opened fire, shooting at officers through a front window and a back door.

Shortly after, Tschohl walked out of the house, carrying two handguns. He then began shooting at officers, three of which fired back. Tschohl suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and an ambulance took him to the Mayo Clinic, where he died.

According to the BCA, those who shot Tschohl are: officer Daniel Forester, a nine year veteran of the North Mankato Police Department; officer Douglas Frericks, who has worked with Mankato Police for 26 years; and Sgt. Douglas Frericks, a 10-year veteran of the Mankato Department of Public Safety. All are on the River Valley Tactical Response Team; all are also on administrative leave, which is standard procedure following an officer-involved shooting.

The BCA is still investigating the shooting. Once the investigation is complete, it will turn its findings over to the Nicollet County Attorney’s Office for review.

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