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Deputies shoot man during disturbance at Garfield, Minn., home

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Douglas County sheriff's deputies shot a man multiple times during a disturbance at a Garfield home late last night.

The incident began at 10:51 p.m. Sunday when Francis Benson called 911 and requested law enforcement to remove two unwanted guests from her home at 9145 County Road 8 NW, Garfield.


She told dispatch that her 30-year-old son, Jonathan Patrick Benson, was armed with a shotgun and was threatening others at the home.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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