MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities man who tried to kill his ex-wife at work will spend the next 20 years in prison.

Prosecutors say John Steurer asked his ex-wife if she had any last words, moments before shooting her in North St. Paul at her workplace. She survived, but suffered a collapsed lung and a small intestine injury.

Officers later caught up to him in a Coon Rapids park, where he shot himself in the head after a standoff with police. He survived.

The couple had divorced after 23 years of marriage. Steurer told police he was angry his ex-wife started seeing another man.

john bruce steurer Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Shooting Ex Wife At Her Work

John Bruce Steurer (credit: Anoka Co. Sheriff’s Office)


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