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Man who fired at Hennepin deputies in Minnetonka before his death was not subject of arrest warrant

The man who exchanged gunfire with Hennepin County deputies Wednesday during a firefight that left him dead and two deputies injured was not the subject of the arrest warrant officers were there to carry out.

Clint Hoyhtya, 28, was identified as the man who died during the shootout shortly before 11:30 a.m. when deputies arrived with the warrant at his home in the 13400 block of E. Crestwood Drive. But emergency dispatch audio and a law enforcement source confirm he was not named in the warrant.

The two deputies injured during the shootout are expected to survive. One was transported to the hospital with "very serious injuries," Sheriff Dawanna Witt said. The other was treated for injuries from gunfire and released on scene, she said.


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