Shakopee Teacher Dies in Officer Involved Shooting in Mankato

Police say an officer confronted Chase Tuseth and the two of them struggled before the officer fired at him

Photo Courtesy: Shakopee Public Schools

A man who died in an officer-involved shooting in Mankato over the weekend was a teacher at a school in Shakopee.

Chase Tuseth first started working at the Tokata Learning Center in Shakopee as a science and P.E. teacher in August.

Police responded to a disturbance Saturday morning at the Country Inn & Suites in Mankato.

They say Tuseth was behind the counter in the lobby and was throwing things.

The officer confronted Tuseth and there was a struggle, during which the officer fired a shot that hit and killed the man.

The case is under investigation by the Minnesota BCA.

In a statement from the Superintendent Rod Thompson of Shakopee Public Schools says “We will miss his ambition, spirit, passion and dedication to our students and families.”


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