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Lawsuit says Burnsville police fatally shot unarmed man in the back


In September 2016, Jamie Joseph Lewis had lost his girlfriend and his job and hadn’t been taking his medication for depression. He went to an ex-girlfriend’s Burnsville home, gave her a suicide note, then left with a handgun.

Worried, she called police to report that Lewis, 48, was armed and suicidal. About an hour later, he was dead after Burnsville Police Sgt. Steven Stoler said Lewis pointed a gun at him and he was forced to shoot Lewis in self-defense. Stoler was later cleared in the shooting.


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