Sheriff: Manhunt Subject Should Never Have Had Gun
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say the suspect who led dozens of law enforcement officers on a daylong manhunt before committing suicide in Jordan should never have had a gun.
Reports say 41-one-year-old David Michael Winters was prohibited from possessing firearms because he was a convicted felon and a gang member with a history of criminal behavior.
Winters became the manhunt's subject after exchanging gunfire with police outside a St. Louis Park business on Tuesday.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says authorities will try to find out where Winters got his gun.
At one point during the manhunt, police surrounded a busy Byerly's grocery store in St. Louis Park, thinking Winters was inside. But Stanek says it turns out he was not.