I guess the rules have changed if its justified to shoot a fleeing felon in the back for running from a warrant service.
Deputy ruled justified in shooting of Tower man
By Tom Olsen Today at 11:46 a.m.
St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tim Officer fired a single shot at 27-year-old Aaron Lee Boshey of Tower on Nov. 22. Law enforcement had attempted to arrest Boshey for an outstanding warrant when he fled from a Virginia gas station, according to documents.
The 13-mile chase continued to a wooded area west of Eveleth, where Boshey fled into the woods and was shot by Officer, a 19-year veteran of the sheriff’s office.
Boshey was struck by a single bullet to his left hand and buttocks, according to a report from the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office. Boshey, who authorities said was carrying a handgun and wearing a bullet-resistant vest, suffered minor injuries.
The incident was investigated by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin and retired prosecutor Vern Swanum conducted a review of the incident, announcing Wednesday that Officer’s actions were “reasonable and justified.”
Boshey has been charged with four felonies in State District Court in Virginia.
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