Investigators: Minnesota man deputy shot opened fire first
LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A man sheriff’s deputy shot and killed in the Minneapolis-St. Paul suburb of Lakeville had opened fire immediately on officers when they tried to arrest him Friday on an outstanding warrant for assaulting an officer, according to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
The officer who fired his weapon was identified Tuesday as Dakota County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Durdall.
Kent Kruger, 36, died of multiple gunshot wounds in the confrontation. No one else was injured, and Kruger was the only one at the home at the time. State investigators say Lakeville officers wear body camera,s but Dakota County sheriff’s deputies don’t. They are trying to determine whether there is footage of the shooting.