Aitkin deputy slain in St. Cloud hospital; shooter also dead
A violent “whirlwind of events” in a St. Cloud Hospital room early Sunday morning left two men dead, including a 24-year veteran of the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office. The man who shot him was tased by another sheriff’s deputy and died at the scene, authorities said.
“A suspect being treated at St. Cloud Hospital shot and killed a sheriff’s deputy who had been monitoring the welfare of the suspect who was a subject of an investigation outside the St. Cloud tri-county area,” said Jill Oliveira, spokeswoman for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).