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Duluth Police Department implores people to stop 'spreading rumors' about teen's shooting death

The 16-year-old was found dead in a Lincoln Park residence early Monday.
Ausineese Aubin Dufault

The Duluth Police Department is asking people to stop amplifying rumors on social media about the shooting death of 16-year-old Ausineese Aubin Dufault.

Dufault was found dead in a residence in the Lincoln Park neighborhood early Monday. He'd been charged earlier in May in connection with a robbery and shooting in the same neighborhood.

On Tuesday evening, police confirmed Dufault died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head.

But that's about it.

In Tuesday's update, the Duluth Police Department said it is going to "limit the details to ensure the validity of the information we receive and to not negatively impact the investigation."

It also asked the public not to spread rumors.

"We ask that people allow us to complete an accurate and thorough investigation and refrain from spreading rumors via social media," the department said. "We will provide information as soon as we are able."

As of Wednesday morning, a manner of death (whether it might be a homicide, accident, suicide, or something else) has not been determined, nor have police publicly revealed any suspects or arrests.

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