No charges against Stillwater officer in fatal shooting

Published 8:50 pm Thursday, February 21, 2019

STILLWATER — A Stillwater police officer won’t face charges for fatally shooting a man armed with a knife last November.

Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said his office found that the officer was justified in using deadly force against 22-year-old Keaton Larson.

Officers from Stillwater, Bayport and Oak Park Heights responded to a call on Nov. 21 about a suicidal man armed with a knife .

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A Stillwater officer shot Larson, who died of a single gunshot wound.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigated.