Deputy killed in Minnesota after hospitalized suspect grabs his gun – CNN

Hammond also died at the hospital after a security guard used a Taser to subdue him. Officials said the suspect “experienced a medical emergency” after he was Tasered.

Sandberg had worked for the Sheriff’s Office for 24 years, officials said. He is survived by his wife and daughter, Aitkin County Sheriff Scott Turner told reporters.

After the deadly shooting, a solemn convoy of police vehicles escorted his body to the medical examiner’s office, where investigators will conduct an autopsy, WCCO reported.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton expressed condolences to Sandberg’s family in a statement Sunday, calling his death a “terrible, senseless murder.”

“This tragedy reminds us that Minnesota’s law enforcement officers risk their lives every day and night to keep us safe,” he said.


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