Minnesota Jury Acquits Sheriff’s Deputy In Shooting Death
STILLWATER (AP) -- A Minnesota sheriff's deputy has been acquitted in the 2018 fatal shooting of a suicidal man who had a gun.
Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Krook was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter on Thursday.
Prosecutors said Krook ignored the law and his training when he shot 23-year-old Benjamin Evans on April 12, 2018, after a 40-minute standoff. Krook's attorneys said Evans wanted to die and the case was a ``suicide by cop.''
Krook testified during his trial that he feels horrible about shooting Evans but felt he had no choice because his life and the lives of other officers were threatened.