MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man is dead after exchanging gunfire with police in northern Minnesota Monday.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, a mail carrier in Northland Township reported hearing two gunshots around 11:20 a.m.

A deputy responded to the scene, where he was confronted by a male with a rifle, later identified as 73-year-old Clarence Duane Huderle of Warren, Minnesota. According to the sheriff’s office, the Huderle fired at the deputy, hitting his vehicle. Other law enforcement agencies responded to the scene.

One law enforcement officer returned fire during the incident, the sheriff’s office said. Huderle was later found dead outside of his residence with a high-powered rifle.

Huderle was taken to the Grand Forks Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The Minnesota Burueau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) says the identities of the officers involved will be released at a later time.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and BCA are investigating the incident.


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