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Duluth police officer charged with felonies after shooting unarmed man in apartment


December 1, 2020

A Duluth police officer was charged Monday with two felony counts after shooting an unarmed man through an apartment door in September.

Tyler Leibfried, 28, was responding to a Sept. 12 call about a domestic argument when he heard 23-year-old Jared Fyle kicking and locking the door of a West Duluth apartment and mistook the noise for gunshots, according to the criminal complaint filed in St. Louis County Court.

Charges said Leibfried fired six shots, one of which hit Fyle in the back. Fyle was taken to a hospital and released from the emergency room that night, but a bullet remains lodged in his shoulder because of the high risk associated with the surgery required to remove it, according to a news release from the St. Louis County Attorney's Office.


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