Man Fatally Shot By Police in Hermantown Identified
An incident occurred in Hermantown over the weekend which led to police fatally shooting a Hermantown man. Today, authorities have identified the deceased.
According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Timothy Russell Majchrzak, 37, of Hermantown, died of multiple gunshot wounds.
The BCA had issued this report on what transpired on Saturday, May 4 in Hermantown:
Two Hermantown police officers and a St. Louis County sheriff’s deputy shortly after 3 p.m. pursued a motorcyclist who was traveling northbound on Midway Road just past West Arrowhead Road at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. The officers called off their pursuit near Miller Trunk Highway and Ugstad Road.
St. Louis County sheriff’s deputies spotted the motorcyclist a short time later near Stebner Road and Village Drive. They pursued the subject briefly until the motorcycle became stuck and the motorcyclist attempted to flee on foot. At one point during the encounter shots were fired. At another point the subject was struck by a squad car.
St. Louis County and Hermantown law enforcement personnel rendered medical aid but the subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. The deceased will be taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for identification and autopsy.
BCA crime scene personnel recovered a gun at the scene. BCA investigators will determine whether squad cameras captured the incident. Law enforcement were not wearing body cameras.
The Duluth Police Department and Minnesota State Patrol provided assistance securing the scene.