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 was the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016, through July 2023. She covered all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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