April 22nd, 2024

Woman charged with buying guns used in Minnesota standoff that killed 3 first responders

By Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on March 14, 2024.

FILE - Portraits of Burnsville police officers Paul Elmstrand, 27, firefighter-paramedic Adam Finseth, 40, and officer Matthew Ruge, 27, left to right, are on display before a live stream of the memorial service for the three men at Prince of Peace in Burnsville, Minn., on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. Minnesota's U.S. Attorney will provided an update, Thursday, March 14, on last month's fatal shooting of two police officers and a firefighter-paramedic who went to their aid.(Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Federal authorities say a woman has been charged with illegally buying guns used in the killings of three Minnesota first responders in a standoff at a home in the Minneapolis suburb of Burnsville.

Officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge, and firefighter-paramedic Adam Finseth were slain during the Feb. 18 standoff.

Their memorial service two weeks ago drew thousands of law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics.

Investigators say a man opened fire without warning after lengthy negotiations, then later killed himself. There were seven children in the home at the time.

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