Grand Jury Issues Indictment For Officer’s Murder in Northern MN
Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - A federal grand jury has issued a first-degree murder indictment against a northern Minnesota man who shot and killed a Red Lake tribal police officer in July.
The indictment also charges 28-year-old David Donnell with four counts of assault with intent to commit murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and two charges involving the discharge and illegal possession of firearms. He is accused of opening fire on five members of the Red Lake Tribal Police Department when they went to his residence in the town of Redby to arrest him on a warrant.
Court documents indicate the officers first encountered Donnell outside his home, but ended up forcing their way through the front door after he ran inside the residence and refused orders to come out. As soon as they entered the house, Donnell allegedly began shooting at the officers, resulting in fatal injuries to Officer Ryan Bialke.
The four remaining officers retreated and Donnell allegedly chased after them, firing a large caliber rifle at them as they fled into the woods surrounding the property. Donnell then fled, but was later apprehended at a nearby home.
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