Shooting Death Update 27 Aug 11

Authorities have released more information on the killing of a suicidal man in Mankato Thursday night. Mankato Police Officer Timothy Patrick Spellacy responded to the call of a suicidal man at a home on Byron Street in Mankato at just before 9:30pm. He reportedly encountered an armed man outside the residence who has since been identified as 31-year-old Jonathan David Hess. After several verbal attempts to get Hess to drop his weapon, Hess allegedly pointed his weapon at Officer Spellacy, who then fired once. Hess died on the way to the Mankato Mayo Hospital. Spellacy has been a Mankato police officer for more than 10 years, and is now on standard paid administrative leave. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is continuing to investigate the shooting.