ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have identified a carjacking suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting in east-central Minnesota.
The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office says 39-year-old Gregory Thrower, of Kinston, North Carolina, died of multiple gunshot wounds.READ MORE: Plymouth Teen Wins $100K Scholarship In Minnesota's COVID Vaccine Incentive Program
The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office says law officers fired shots after Thrower was found outside the town of Harris on Monday. Thrower died at the scene.READ MORE: State Trooper, Driver Hurt In Inver Grove Heights Crash
The carjacking had been reported that morning in North Branch. Authorities say Thrower had his 7-year-old daughter with him, and that he had been making suicidal threats. The girl wasn’t harmed.
Minnesota’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says seven officers fired shots. All are on standard administrative leave while the incident is investigated.MORE NEWS: Rep. Ilhan Omar Reveals Death Threat Voicemail, Urges House GOP To Address 'Anti-Muslim Hatred'
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