Officers cleared in fatal shooting of Austin man
MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — A Hennepin County grand jury has decided not to file charges against two Minnetonka police officers in the shooting death of 27-year-old man in October.
Officers fatally shot Michael Tray, of Austin, Minnesota while he was waiting for his girlfriend in her Minnetonka apartment parking garage. Police were called on a report of a man carrying a cocked revolver.
In a statement, Minnetonka Police Chief Mark Raquet says while the department has always believed its officers acted appropriately, the grand jury decision “doesn’t relieve the anguish” of Tray’s family.
Tray’s family declined to comment to the Star Tribune. Earlier the family said the gun was an antique .44 Magnum revolver that Tray didn’t want to leave in his car.
It was the first officer-involved fatal shooting in Minnetonka history.