STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A grand jury in Minnesota has indicted a sheriff’s deputy on a manslaughter charge in a man’s fatal shooting last year.
Washington County Deputy Brian Krook was indicted Friday on a charge of second-degree manslaughter in the April 2018 shooting death of 23-year-old Benjamin Evans of Lake Elmo, Minnesota.READ MORE: Violence Free Minnesota Finds Help For Domestic Abuse Survivors
Evans was killed during a confrontation with deputies responding to a report of a man with a handgun who was making suicidal threats.
District Judge Doug Meslow told the Star Tribune on Monday that the charge alleges that Krook’s “culpable negligence” created an unreasonable risk.READ MORE: Saint Paul Regional Water Services Is Well-Equipped To Handle Heat And Drought
Krook remains free ahead of his first court appearance. He did not immediately respond to messages left at his home Monday.
Krook becomes the third Minnesota law officer charged in an on-duty killing in recent years.MORE NEWS: What Health Information Can Employers Require From Their Workers?
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