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Authorities ID man shot dead by police in Hermantown

Investigators say gunshot wounds, not being hit by a squad car, caused his death.

Authorities have identified the motorcyclist who died in an officer-involved shooting in Hermantown over the weekend.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has confirmed that Timothy R. Majchrzak, 37, of Hermantown, was killed in the incident Saturday afternoon.

There was initially uncertainty over how Majchrzak died, with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension saying shots were fired in the incident, and that he had also been hit by a squad car.

But the Midwest Medical Examiner has now confirmed that he died as the result of multiple gunshot wounds, not as a result of being struck by a squad car.

The incident followed a chase through Hermantown, with Majchrzak on a motorcycle reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph.

Police stopped chasing at one point given the speeds involved, but then found him a short time later, at which point the chase resumed and Majchrzak fled on foot.

The BCA says a gun was recovered at the scene, and investigators are now looking into whether squad dashcams captured the incident. None of the officers involved were wearing bodycams.

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