Patrol Investigating Death of Semi Driver in Rochester Lot
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) _ Authorities are investigating the apparent suicide of a semi-trailer driver in a Rochester shopping center parking lot.
Three Minnesota State Patrol troopers stopped the semi for a vehicle inspection around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday outside the Miracle Mile shopping center.
The patrol said at 8:30 a.m., after troopers attempted to detain the trucker for failing to show identification, the driver took out a gun and fired two rounds to the head.
The patrol says the driver was taken to a Rochester hospital and was later pronounced dead.
No troopers fired their weapons, and no troopers were injured.