Officials ID North Dakota Man Shot After Police Chase

AUDUBON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have identified the North Dakota man who was shot by sheriff’s deputies after a chase in western Minnesota.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says 55-year-old Dean Robert Minnerath of West Fargo was being treated at a hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.

The agency says Becker County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan May and Deputy Daran Borth are on standard administrative leave.

The deputies were responding to a 911 call Thursday night about someone threatening to kill people. That led to a chase that ended when the State Patrol put down “stop sticks” that disabled the suspect’s vehicle.

The two deputies shot Minnerath when he got out of the vehicle armed with a rifle.

No officers were wearing body cameras, but squad car cameras may have captured portions of the incident.

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