The family of a woman shot and killed by police on Highway 212 last year is suing Chaska Police. The lawsuit says that Dawn Pfister was a hostage and was needlessly shot and killed by Chaska Police. Pfister was in a car driven by her boyfriend, Mathew Serbus, last February. Their car rear ended another vehicle, and they fled the scene. Police began a high-speed chase.
A Hennepin County grand jury won’t bring charges against four officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man and woman on Highway 212 earlier this year.
Friends gathered for a candlelight vigil at the Maple Grove Arboretum Saturday night to remember the two people killed after a high-speed chase on Highway 212 last week. Police shot and killed 36-year-old Matthew Serbus of Brooklyn Center and 34-year-old Dawn Pfister of Delavan, Wis. Their deaths followed a chase with police though Eden Prairie on Highway 212 on Feb. 7. “It’s just really shocking,” said Serbus’ friend Sarah Higgins. “You never think that’s going to happen to someone you know.”
The two people who were killed after leading police on a high-speed chase through Eden Prairie, Minn. were also suspects in an earlier auto theft case, according to criminal complaints.
Two days later, questions remain about why the two people led police on a high-speed chase in Eden Prairie during the Friday morning rush hour — and whether it was a possible hostage situation.