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Minnesota man killed by Iowa business owner

Police say it looks like a 'stand your ground' case.

Posted: Jul. 11, 2018 7:49 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have identified a suspected burglar, as well as the business owner who shot and killed him outside the business in southern Des Moines.

Police say 37-year-old Amund Benjamin Haarstad, of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, was killed Wednesday morning at Kraft 5 Star Muffler.

Investigators believe Haarstad was loading items from the business into a stolen truck when the repair shop owner, 67-year-old Thomas Kraft, arrived for work. Police say Haarstad confronted Kraft instead of fleeing, and that Kraft shot Haarstad.

Sgt. Paul Parizek (puh-REE'-zihk) says it looks like a "stand your ground" case, but a decision on any charges will come from the Polk County attorney's office.

The Iowa law says people don't have to retreat before using deadly force if they think their lives are being threatened.

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