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Suspect's rifle was loaded when he was shot, says complaint

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Court documents reveal more details about an officer-involved shooting at a Garfield home on February 6 - including the allegation that the suspect pointed a loaded rifle at deputies and threatened to shoot them before he was shot.


Jonathan Patrick Benson, 30, of Garfield was charged with three counts last Wednesday - assault in the first degree, which involved the deputies, and two counts of assault in the second degree, which involved others in 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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