Officers Cleared in Fatal Shooting in Traverse County
WHEATON — A prosecutor in western Minnesota says no charges are
warranted against law enforcement officers who fatally shot a man.
The Traverse County Attorney’s Office says 37-year-old Jay Holmgren apparently
wanted to cause his own death by pointing a gun at officers.
A sheriff’s deputy stopped Holmgren in Stevens County last October. But,
Holmgren drove off and led officers on a chase into Traverse County where he was
forced off the road. Investigators say Holmgren got out of the pickup and
pointed his gun at officers.
County Attorney Matthew Franzese says there’s no reason to turn the case over to a grand jury because the facts don’t warrant it.