Officers, suspect in Duluth shooting identified

Officers, suspect in Duluth shooting identified Photo: WDIO

January 16, 2019 05:57 AM

The Duluth police officers and the suspect involved in a shooting incident Sunday have been identified.

Police stated officers responded to a report of a domestic assault with a weapon Sunday on the 1000 block of West Skyline Parkway.


Upon arrival, officers began negotiating with a man inside a residence, identified later as 27-year-old Taylor Joseph Turek, for his arrest on probable cause of a felony-level domestic assault.

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After roughly an hour of negotiating, Turek reportedly fired at officers, hurting one - identified as Officer Aaron Haller, who has been with the department for four years - and fatally shooting a K-9 - identified as Haas.

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Officer Dale Marcus reportedly returned fire and once police gained entry, they found Turek dead in the residence.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension recovered a handgun at the scene, which was next to Turek's body, according to police. Investigators are analyzing body camera video captured by officers at the scene.

Marcus, who has been with the Duluth Police Department for 21 years, is on standard administrative leave during the investigation. He was uninjured during the incident Sunday, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing.

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