Suicide connected to Cold Spring cop killing suggests police arrested the wrong man
On Wednesday night, a man connected with Officer Decker's death killed himself.
Officer Tom Decker
There's been little news about the case since then -- until today, when WCCO published a report about a suicide connected with Officer Decker's November 29 murder.
[O]n Wednesday night investigators with the Stearns County Sheriff's Office and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension went to a home to interview a man in connection to the unsolved murder...
When investigators got to the home they found the man dead inside. WCCO has learned that this man was a regular at Winners Bar, which is where Decker was outside when he was shot and killed on Nov. 29.
WCCO has also learned that the man police wanted to interview has been arrested for DWIs four times in the past year. Three of those arrests were by Cold Spring Police Officers. The fourth arrest was by Stearns County Deputies.
A tweet from Fox 9's Tom Lyden states the man found dead Wednesday night killed himself. Lyden also says the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Stears County Sheriff's Office will have something to say about the mysterious black van seen leaving the seen of Officer Decker's murder during a 2 p.m. press conference today:
The mysterious black van and a suicide to be detailed at 2pm press conf on #ofcDecker.
-- Tom Lyden (@tlyden) January 4, 2013
For our report about this afternoon's press conference, click here.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.
- Steven Timm charged with animal cruelty for harassing, drowning deer
- Cataclysmic boredom propels Stewart Mills into 2016 congressional race
- Man goes to meet prostitute with a trunk full of plastic and a giant empty suitcase