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Fergus Falls man killed in Iowa burglary

Amund Haarstad

DES MOINES, Iowa—A stolen tow truck from Minnesota was found at an Iowa auto shop where police say a Fergus Falls man was killed during an attempted burglary.

WDAY-TV called officers who say the truck was taken from Beyer's Towing in Fergus Falls early Sunday morning. It has company logos plastered all across the side. Wednesday morning, it was found at Kraft 5-Star Muffler in Des Moines.

Reports show the muffler shop owner shot and killed 37-year-old Amund Haarstad of Fergus Falls just before the truck was found.

The shop owner who fired at him is 67-year-old Thomas Kraft.

This case is said to spark debate on Iowa's 'Stand Your Ground' law.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Court records show Haarstad has a lengthy criminal past with charges dating back to 1999.

A Facebook account with his name and pictures say Haarstad was a construction worker and father of two.

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