UPDATE: Man Shot Dead By Chisago County Deputy Identified

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 7:00 am

UPDATE: An armed man who was killed by deputies in the North Branch neighborhood Sunday has been identified.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has identified the man as 47-year-old Robert Elias Aho.

As we reported on Monday, Deputies from the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office, and an officer from the North Branch Police Department responded to a disturbance call in North Branch around 9:27 p.m Sunday night.

A preliminary investigation shows Aho came out of the garage with a rifle and a gun. Officers said he refused repeated instructions to put the weapons down, and then lowered the barrel of one of the guns to point at the officers.

Chisago County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Husmann fired his weapon, hitting Aho twice.

Aho was flown to Regions Hospital where he later died.

Husmann is a nine year veteran of the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office. He and other responding officers have been placed on standard administrative leave while the the investigation continues.

ORIGINAL POST At approximately 9:22pm on Sunday night, North Branch Police officers were dispatched to a disturbance call in North Branch. While officers were responding to the scene, it was reported that a male individual was inside a residence armed with a gun.

A press release from the North Branch Police Department states that when the officers arrived, they were advised that the male possible discharged the weapon prior to their arrival. Deputies with the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist.

After law enforecement arrived at the residence, they were “confronted by an armed individual and a deputy with the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office shot the individual.”

Apparently, the male was treated at the scene by law enforcement officers and by Lakes Region EMS before being airlifted to Regions Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officers with the Isanti Police Department, Wyoming Police Department and deputies with the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the call.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting with the investigation.

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