Rochester, MN (KROC-AM Information) – The Olmsted County Deputy Sheriff concerned in a current capturing won’t face prison fees.
Olmsted County Legal professional Mark Ostrem says he made the willpower after an intensive overview of the “occasion experiences and recordings” associated to the December 14th incident within the car parking zone of the Planet Health location in southeast Rochester. That included an announcement given by Deputy Sean Cooper, who indicated he believed that he and different deputies confronted “imminent hurt” when he fired a single shot from his handgun.
The capturing occurred whereas the deputy and different members of the Sheriff’s Workplace warrant crew have been making an attempt to arrest 38-year-old Jesse James Johnson on a felony criticism warrant for second-degree assault and different fees that included being a felon in possession of a firearm. The assertion issued by County Legal professional Ostrem regarding the case signifies Deputy Cooper obtained info indicating Johnson was within the neighborhood of the Planet Health enterprise and the warrants crew positioned his automobile within the car parking zone.
After observing an individual within the automobile matching Johnson’s description, Deputy Cooper and different members of the warrants crew tried to make use of legislation enforcement autos to “field in” Johnson to stop his escape and activated their emergency lights after they have been in place. Ostrem’s assertion says Cooper and one other crew member then exited their autos and have been transferring in to apprehend Johnson with their weapons drawn when Johnson put his automobile in reverse and rammed into the squad vehicles.
That is when Deputy Cooper fired a single shot from his handgun on the automobile, which then sped ahead over concrete parking bumpers, throughout the sidewalk, and out of the car parking zone. Different members of the warrants crew tried to pursue Johnson’s automobile however he managed to elude them. Ostrem says a overview of physique digital camera video recordings reveals your complete sequence of occasions lasted solely 10 seconds.
On the final report, Johnson was nonetheless being sought by authorities.