UPDATE: The Southern Minnesota Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who died during a shooting incident Wednesday in Rochester. Michael Charles Apicella, 63 of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, died of to two self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – A semi driver is dead after gunfire in Rochester Wednesday morning.
The Minnesota State Patrol says three troopers stopped a semi around 6:45 a.m. at the Miracle Mile shopping center parking lot for a vehicle inspection.
Troopers say they tried to detain the semi driver around 8:30 a.m. for not producing identification. The State Patrol says a preliminary investigation indicates the semi driver took out a gun and fired two self-inflicted shots to the head.
The semi-driver was taken to St. Marys Hospital, where the driver was later pronounced dead.
The State Patrol says no troopers fired their weapons in this incident and no trooper was injured.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Rochester Police Department are continuing to investigate.