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Virginia, MN Officer Cleared in Fatal Shooting

Virginia, MN Officer Cleared in Fatal Shooting

January 10, 2019 11:07 AM

VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) - The St. Louis County attorney says a Virginia police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man last year.
    
Forty-one-year-old Scot Widmark died as a result of a single gunshot wound to the head Nov. 27. Authorities say Widmark was holding a man against his will on a sidewalk when Officer Nick Grivna arrived and shot him. A knife was recovered at the scene.
    
St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin said Thursday Grivna likely saved a citizen's life by shooting Widmark. Rubin says Grivna acted with professionalism, courage and compassion.
    
The case was investigated by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

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