Mark Kuzel (11368)

1/28/2016: Oakdale police officers and an agent of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension were attempting to serve a search warrent. After announcing themselves at the door and getting no response, the entered Mark Kuzel's home, according to the St. Paul Police Department, which is investigating the incident. Kuzel was inside the house and shot one of the Oakdale officers in the arm. Another Oakdale officer, Joe Groppoli, returned fire before retreating to the front door with the rest of the team, where they began talking to Kuzel. The officers involved told investigators that Kuzel said he did not want to go to jail. After hearing a single gunshot from inside the house, officers went back inside and found Kuzel dead with a single gunshot wound to his head.

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