Deputy killed in Minnesota after hospitalized suspect grabs his gun

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MINNESOTA — A deputy was shot dead at a Minnesota hospital Sunday after the suspect he was guarding grabbed his gun and started shooting.

Aitkin County Sheriff’s Investigator Steven Sandberg, 60, died during an altercation at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota, state officials said in a statement.

The man he was guarding, 50-year-old Danny Hammond, “gained control of Sandberg’s gun and shot him” around 5:15 a.m. Sunday, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said.

Hammond also died at the hospital after a security guard used a Taser to subdue him. Officials said he “experienced a medical emergency” after he was tasered.

Sandberg had worked for the Sheriff’s Office for more than 20 years, officials said.

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