Suspect identified in North Mankato officer involved shooting

5:21 PM, Jan 18, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the North Mankato man fatally shot Thursday during an exchange of gunfire with three officers. Lloyd Hodgson Tschohl, 83, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

Authorities say family members contacted police on Thursday saying they were concerned about  Tschohl's welfare. They said Tschohl had made "homicidal statements" and that he had weapons in his home.

North Mankato police officers arrived at Tschohl's residence around 10 a.m.

They say he would not comply with requests to come outside to speak with officers.

 For more than three hours, law enforcement continued their attempts to get Mr. Tschohl to exit the home. Around 2 p.m., as officers approached the house to get a better view inside, they say Tschohl fired upon the officers through a window and back door. Authorities say Tschohl exited a short time later through the back carrying two handguns and began firing upon the officers. Three officers returned fire, striking Tschohl. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The three officers are on standard administrative leave.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is now investigating the incident.


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