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Officials: Man In Meeker County Shootout Took His Own Life

Handgun in a dark room lit by a single light source

EDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who died over the weekend after exchanging gunfire with a police officer in the small community southwest of St. Cloud.

The medical examiner says 34-year-old Stephen Christ Poissant, of Brainerd, died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head during an encounter in Eden Valley early Saturday. ​The officer with whom Poissant exchanged gunfire has been identified as Evan Borscheid.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Borscheid discharged his firearm, resulting in a graze injury to Poissant’s knee. Borscheid was not injured and is on standard administrative leave.



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