Mower Cty Police Shooting 14 Jul 12

Charges were expected to be filed Friday against a man from Lyle Township in rural Mower County who was shot by an officer responding to a domestic disturbance Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say 42-year-old Brian Jansen fled with a shotgun into a nearby cornfield when officers arrived on the scene. After Jansen’s wife was found unharmed inside their home, law enforcement searched for Jansen for about two hours on the ground and using a State Patrol helicopter. Investigators say Jansen eventually came back to the home still carrying the shotgun and, when efforts to subdue him with a Taser failed he pointed the weapon at a deputy, who then fired his gun, grazing Jansen’s arm.