ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A Stearns County sheriff's deputy won't face charges for shooting and wounding a homicide suspect last fall.
The Stearns County Attorney's office said Monday that Deputy Chad Meemken's use of force was justified.
According to the findings, Meemken shot and wounded Marcus Michael Barshaw after Barshaw started to point a gun at him.
A review of the case found that Meemken was justified in protecting himself and other officers and in preventing Barshaw from escaping.
Barshaw was found in a nearby apartment building several hours after 30-year-old Jeffrey Schutz of Rockville was fatally shot on Oct. 21.
A grand jury later indicted Barshaw for first-degree murder. His trial is pending.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigated.
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