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Manhunt over: Search for shooting suspect ends after body found in Jordan home

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A daylong manhunt that criss-crossed several Twin Cities communities, triggered by a parking lot shootout with police, ended overnight Wednesday when police found a deceased man in a Jordan, Minnesota, home, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says.

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According to authorities, David Winters, 41, was believed to have been holed up in a Jordan residence for several hours Tuesday afternoon.

He was the main suspect in a shootout with police, which occurred around 10 a.m. that morning in St. Louis Park. No officers were injured in the exchange.

Winters fled and police believe he eventually ended up in Jordan, where officers surrounded the home and attempted to contact the suspect.

At 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, law enforcement found the body of a man they believe to be Winters inside the residence.

The Jordan Police Department says he was found with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

An official identification will be made by the Hennepin County medical examiner.

How it started

The search for Winters began around 9:45 a.m. in a St. Louis Park parking lot. Police received a call about a man with a gun, and arrived to find an adult male sitting alone in a vehicle. The suspect – since identified as Winters – had a handgun, shots were exchanged and the man fled, the sheriff's office says.

That triggered the manhunt that would stretch into the night.

Searches in Hopkins and Edina, and at a Byerly's in St. Louis Park, were executed throughout the day. For a step-by-step of what happened in detail, click here.

More on the standoff in Jordan

Police determined that Winters had fled to Jordan and officers from several departments, as well as SWAT teams, surrounded the house where he was hiding.

Officials deployed a robot inside the house to look for signs of the suspect, but it malfunctioned. Police also used tear gas, the Star Tribune reports.

The standoff ended when police found a suspect they believe to be Winters dead in the home.

Earlier in the evening, WCCO spoke to Winters' stepdaughter Angela Meyer, who pleaded for him to surrender. Meyer described Winters as a "father figure" whom she loves.

Winters has several convictions on his record, including two felonies: one for the manufacture and sale of methamphetamines in 2007, and one for possession or sale of counterfeit checks in 2008, according to court records.

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