Officers, victim identified in Becker County officer involved shooting

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

FRAZEE– The Minnesota BCA identified the Becker County deputies and suspect involved in an officer-involved shooting near Frazee. 

Agents say Deputy Daran Borth fired his handgun and Taser and Sergeant Andrew Bachmann deployed his Taser in the incident last Saturday. 

Forty-four-year-old Brian Hazelton was threatening to injure himself, may have attempted a drug overdose and refused to come out for 45 minutes before officers entered the home. 

Deputies Borth and Bachmann fired at Hazelton during the encounter, injuring Hazleton.  He was released Friday from the hospital and booked in jail on assault charges.


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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