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Continued: Terrence Franklin's DNA found on trigger of officer's submachine gun

  • Article by: DAVID CHANEN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 15, 2013 - 11:13 PM

A struggle for weapon

Another struggle ensued, and Franklin broke away and leapt toward officer Mark Durand, another member of the SWAT team, who was standing nearby with an MP5 submachine gun.

The sources said Durand struggled to hold the weapon down — it was on single-shot mode, not automatic — but Franklin was able to point it up and fire twice, shooting two other officers, Meath and Ricardo Muro, in the legs.

That’s when Peterson, who was wearing a bullet-resistant vest, put himself between Durand and Franklin, who was still trying to get off another shot, and fired the shot that killed Franklin, the sources said.

 

David Chanen • 612-673-4465

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