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Published August 26, 2011, 07:42 PM

Police Officer Fatally Shoots Man in Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating after a Mankato police officer fatally shot a man.

By: Associated Press,

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating after a Mankato police officer fatally shot a man.

Officer Timothy Spellacy responded to a call of a suicidal man at a home in Mankato around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. When Spellacy arrived, he was met outside the home by an armed man.

The BCA says the suspect refused to drop his weapon and instead pointed it at the officer. Spellacy fired once, striking the suspect who died on the way to a hospital.

The Ramsey County medical examiner identifies the suspect as 31-year-old Jonathan Hess of Mankato.

Spellacy is a 10.5-year veteran of the Mankato Department of Public Safety. He is on standard paid administrative leave.

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