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Subject Armed man killed in Mankato area raft shootout with police had stolen snacks
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Armed man killed in Mankato area raft shootout with police had stolen snacks

"He shot and fired twice at me," an officer on the scene said. "I fired back twice. He's still floating."

By Paul Walsh Star Tribune APRIL 21, 2020 — 7:03AM

Authorities late Monday identified the armed crime suspect who died in a shootout with police while he was on a raft along the Minnesota River north of Mankato over the weekend.

Austin D. Heights, 24, was fleeing police Saturday afternoon after he allegedly stole snacks and beverages from a Mankato gas station, according to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).

Heights, who had no permanent address at the time of his death, was hit multiple times by gunfire fired by law enforcement from the shore, the BCA said.

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