Ted Hoffstrom was upset with way Dr. Stephen Larson treated his mother, authorities say

Stanek (left) speaks during today's presser.
Stanek (left) speaks during today's presser.

:::: UPDATE :::: Strib reports Ted Hoffstrom was upset over birth defects, then retracts it

This afternoon, Hennepin County authorities provided a bit more information about the chain of events culminating in the incident that left both Ted Hoffstrom and Dr. Stephen Larson dead at Larson's Orono home on Friday night.

THE BACKSTORY: Police audio of Dr. Stephen Larson, Ted Hoffstrom shooting deaths raises questions

While many questions remain, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said there was some sort of personal animosity from the Hoffstrom family toward Larson because of medical treatments Larson performed on Hoffstrom's mother. KSTP previously reported that Larson, the acclaimed founder of the OBGYN Specialists clinics, assisted in Ted Hoffstrom's childbirth 30 years ago.

Here's tweets from reporters who were covering today's presser:

Dr. Larson (left) and Hoffstrom.
Dr. Larson (left) and Hoffstrom.

Stanek cut off questions after about 10 minutes, citing medical privacy laws as the reason he wouldn't answer more questions about the Hoffstrom family's treatment history with Larson and the ongoing investigation to explain why he was remaining somewhat tight-lipped about what happened in the moments leading up to police opening fire on Hoffstrom.

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