Man fatally shot by police in St. Cloud was fugitive

Kirby Hengel. Photo: Courtesy of the St. Paul Police Department. Kirby Hengel.

The Associated Press
Created: October 01, 2020 10:51 AM

The man fatally shot by police in St. Cloud this week has been identified as a 27-year-old fugitive.

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office said Kirby Joseph Michael Hengel died of multiple gunshot wounds Tuesday.


The Minnesota Department of Corrections’ website shows Hengel was a wanted fugitive.

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Officers in St. Cloud were assisting St. Paul police and the federal authorities in locating Hengel who was accused of shooting at officers in St. Paul Monday evening and stealing a vehicle.

According to police, Hengel was found in a vehicle in a parking lot in St. Cloud about 6 p.m. Tuesday, got out of the vehicle armed with a gun and was shot by officers.

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