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Body-worn camera footage released from the officer-involved shooting

Howie / Duluth Times

By Mattie Hjelseth

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigated the officer-involved shooting that occurred in Duluth on Friday, February 24, 2023, and a review of the case was completed by the Cook County Attorney’s Office. It was determined that no charges will be filed in the death of 34-year-old Zachary Shogren.

“The Duluth Police Department extends our condolences to the Shogren family and those who knew him,” said Chief Mike Ceynowa. “While we mourn the loss of Mr. Shogren, it is important to remember that the officers involved in this incident acted in accordance with the deadly force standard in Minnesota. Events like this are never easy on our staff or our community.”

The Duluth Police Department is releasing the body-worn camera footage from the incident. The incident involved undercover law enforcement officers employed by the Duluth Police Department assigned to the Lake Superior Violent Offender Task Force. Portions of the videos and images from the body-worn camera are redacted and voices are altered to protect identities per §§ 13.82, 13.825, 13.43, and to remove portions that are clearly offensive to common sensibilities §13.82.

To review the video, go here.