Zumbrota officer cleared in fatal shooting

Published 1:40 pm Saturday, May 14, 2011

ZUMBROTA (AP) — Investigators have cleared a Zumbrota police officer in the fatal shooting of a man who shot and wounded his estranged wife.

The investigation concluded that Officer Robert Jarrett’s use of deadly force was justified.

Jarrett was called on Jan. 31 to keep the peace as the wife of 37-year-old Thomas Robinson moved out of their home. Robinson pulled a gun and shot his wife, Rebecca. The officer then shot and killed Thomas Robinson.

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Rebecca Robinson is expected to make a full recovery.

Rice County Attorney Paul Beaumaster reviewed the case to avoid a conflict of interest for Goodhue County.