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Brainerd Man Kills Self After Exchanging Gunfire With Police

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The man involved in a Saturday morning shooting with Eden Valley law enforcement has been identified.


At approximately  2:20 a.m, Eden Valley police attempted to initiate a traffic stop on 34-year-old Stephen Christ Poissant, of Brainerd, for speeding and a headlight violation. Poissant fled in his vehicle, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office reported. The officer began to pursue, and Poissant’s vehicle went into a ditch. Poissant got out of his vehicle and according to a press release, that “there was an exchange of gunfire”.

Sunday, the MBCA stated that Poissant died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the medical examiner. A handgun was recovered at the scene. The incident was recorded on squad camera video. None of the agencies have said when or if that video would be released.


(Content from Eric Grant- Hubbard Radio)