WARREN, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities have identified the 73-year-old man who died
after shooting a mail carrier's vehicle and a deputy's squad car in rural
northwestern Minnesota.

The medical examiner in Grand Forks County, North Dakota, identifies the man as
Clarence Huderle of Warren. Huderle died of a gunshot wound, but
the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says his death is still being

Authorities say the mail carrier was making deliveries late Monday morning when
gunshots shattered the rear window of his vehicle in Polk County. A deputy who
responded was confronted by Huderle armed with a rifle. Huderle fired at the
deputy, striking the squad car.

Investigators say an officer with the Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force returned
fire. Huderle was later found dead outside his home with a high-powered rifle.