Names Released In Fatal Police Shooting

Names Released In Fatal Police Shooting Click to Enlarge Photo: MN BCA

Jan 3, 2017 at 4:26 am

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a Minneapolis-area man who was fatally shot by a Mankato police officer over New Year's weekend.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Monday identified the man who was killed as 33-year-old Chase Tuseth of Chanhassen.

Tuseth was a 2008 graduate of Minnesota State University and taught at Tokata Learning Center in the Shakopee School District.

The BCA also identified the officer as 30-year veteran Gary Schnorenberg of the Mankato Department of Public Safety. Schnorenberg is on standard administrative leave.

Investigators say Schnorenberg was called to a disturbance at a Country Inn & Suites in Mankato about 4 a.m. Saturday. Authorities say Schnorenberg was trying to handcuff Tuseth when Tuseth broke free and began hitting and kicking the officer. Schnorenberg fired, striking Tuseth.

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