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Duluth Officer Acquitted In Shooting Of Man Through Door

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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a Duluth police officer of two felony charges for shooting a man through a closed door in 2020.

Tyler Leibfried was found not guilty on Friday of one count of second-degree assault and one count of the intentional discharge of a firearm endangering others.

Leibfried was responding to a report of a domestic argument when he shot Jared Fyle through the door of Fyle’s apartment. Fyle had pounded his door shut with a hatchet and turned the deadbolt, but Leibfried believed the two bangs were gunshots and fired through the door a total of six times, wounding Fyle.



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