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Patrol investigating death of semi driver in Rochester lot

Updated: May. 5, 2021 at 3:26 PM CDT
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the apparent suicide of a semi-trailer driver in a Rochester shopping center parking lot.

Three Minnesota State Patrol troopers stopped the semi for a vehicle inspection around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday outside the Miracle Mile shopping center.

The patrol said at 8:30 a.m., after troopers attempted to detain the trucker for failing to show identification, the driver took out a gun and fired two rounds to the head.

The patrol says the driver was taken to a Rochester hospital and was later pronounced dead.

No troopers fired their weapons, and no troopers were injured.

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