DULUTH, MN — The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office says the man killed during an officer-involved shooting in Duluth in January died from a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to County Attorney Mark Rubin, multiple Duluth Police officers “were placed in a situation requiring the use of deadly force” after Taylor Turek apparently fired at them inside a home on Skyline Parkway on January 13.
Rubin said seven shots were fired at the officers, two of which fatally wounded K-9 officer Haas. One round hit Officer Aaron Haller, Haas’ handler.
Haller was wearing a bullet proof vest at the time.
According to Rubin, Officer Dale Marcus returned fire, but did not wound or kill Turek.
The BCA investigated the shooting, and Rubin has ruled Officer Marcus’ conduct was justified.
Officials say there won’t be any other action taken by the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office in this matter.
According to court documents, the medical examiner found one gunshot wound during Turek’s autopsy, and Turek had a BAC level of .27 at the time of his death, as well as a presence of marijuana.