Update: Gunshot, taser ends standoff

Published 10:49am Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Deputy allegedly shot and grazed suspect, who pointed his shotgun at the officer

LYLE — A manhunt near Lyle ended Wednesday when a Mower County deputy tasered and shot a suspect who was wielding a shotgun, according to the Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.


BCA officials confirmed Thursday that Mower County Deputy Jason Bresser shot and grazed Brian Jerome Jansen, 42, after Jansen allegedly pointed a shotgun at him. Bresser first ordered Jansen to drop his weapon and then fired a Taser at him, which only subdued 6-foot-7, 255-pound Jansen for a short time. Bresser is a six year veteran of the Mower County Sheriff’s office, according to the BCA. He has been placed on standard administrative leave.

The search for Jansen began after local law enforcement received a domestic disturbance call. When authorities arrived, Jansen fled into a cornfield with a shotgun, according to the BCA.

A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter swept a nearby cornfield about 45 minutes after authorities surrounded Jansen’s farm at 50278 130th St. near Lyle, close to the Freeborn County border. Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi and five deputies, a state trooper, Austin Police officer and K-9 Ghost all collaborated in the search, which lasted three-hours and ended at a barn on the property. No officers or civilians were hurt.

Jansen was later treated at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, released and booked into the Mower County jail. Charges are expected to be filed Friday in Mower County Court.

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