BCA Names Deputies Shot, Suspect in Deadly Rural Minnesota Standoff
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News)- The Minnesota BCA Friday released the name of the man who died after shooting two sheriff’s deputies in McLeod County earlier this week.
Deputies went to the subject's home in Winstead, which is about 40 miles west of Minneapolis, to serve a search warrant related to a child pornography investigation on Monday. The BCA says the deputies went inside of the home and the resident opened fire, striking both deputies.
The officers escaped the home and the standoff began until a law enforcement robotic camera entered the residence and found the suspect deceased several hours later. The suspect was identified as 50-year-old Daniel Paul of Winsted.
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Investigators determined Paul died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The BCA identified the deputies struck by the gunfire as Darrell Caturia and Angie Malz.
Officials say both deputies were shot in their protective gear and that neither sustained significant injuries. Caturia has eight years of law enforcement experience and Malz has been in law enforcement for 24 years.
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Caturia told BCA investigators that he tried to return fire but his gun had not discharged. Authorities say body camera footage that captured the incident supports Caturia’s account of the incident.
Crime scene personnel said they found two pistols and an assault rifle next to Paul’s body. The BCA plans to release the body camera footage once the investigation has been completed. Investigators will also forward their findings to the McCleod County Attorney’s Office for review without recommendation.