Fatal officer involved shooting in Cass County

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says an investigation of a fatal officer involved shooting is underway.

According to a release, deputies responded to a Backus home yesterday afternoon on report of an intruder.

After deputies arrival just before 2 p.m., they were encountered on a residential street by an armed male.

The male approached deputies with the firearm and was fatally shot by a deputy. An adult male was also found dead inside the residence.

No names have yet been released, and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office says there is no threat to public safety.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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