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Police Link Burglary to Couple in Douglas Co. Deputy Shooting

Created: 03/07/2014 4:08 PM KSTP.com
By: Scott Theisen

Police have linked a burglary at an animal hospital to a North Dakota couple who died after a sheriff's deputy was shot in western Minnesota.
    
Alexandria police say evidence shows 24-year-old Devin Blowers and 29-year-old Katie Christopherson, both of Fargo, N.D., broke into the Douglas County Animal Hospital and stole veterinary medication.
    
The burglary was reported after Blowers and Christopherson were involved in a Feb. 24 shootout with a Douglas County deputy on a farm near Alexandria. Police linked items recovered at the shooting to the burglary.
    
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Blowers shot Deputy Dustin Alexander. Alexander was wearing a bullet-resistant vest and returned fire. Blowers and Christopherson fled in their car but got stuck in the snow and were later found dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

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