Police in the Twin Cities metro were searching for a man Tuesday who fired shots at police in St. Louis Park, Minn., triggering a manhunt that spanned at least 5 cities. David Michael Winters, 41, was considered armed and dangerous.
Manhunt ends, Winters found dead
Jordan Police confirmed David Winters killed himself overnight around 1:15 a.m. in a home on the 500 Block of Syndicate St. in Jordan. He died of an apparent gunshot wound.
Where it startedWitnesses said the situation started when employees at Indelco in St. Louis Park saw a man in a small car in their parking lot. They told him to leave, he didn't, and employees called 911 once they saw he had a gun. Tense cell phone video of the shooting shows about 6 officers with guns drawn, who tell the suspect to put his hands up, and about 6 or more gunshots are audible in the video.
This picture shows police surrounding the car that police say David Winters was in this morning. (By Trent Dore.) pic.twitter.com/4x6Bhtf7oq— Ted Haller (@TedHallerFox9) February 4, 2015
5 scenes related to manhunt
1. St. Louis Park parking lot
2. House in Hopkins
3. St. Louis Park Byerly's
4. Edina garage
5. Jordan, Minn.
In Edina, a car with bullet holes matching the description of the one in the shootout was found in a garage, but no Winters. The final scene in this manhunt is in a neighborhood in Jordan, a house surrounded and much of the city on lock down including the police department and area schools.
SWAT search of Byerly's grocery store
The largest police presence was at the Byerly's grocery store in St. Louis Park, which was surrounded by officers from multiple agencies and later swept by a SWAT team. A store employee told Fox 9 that the upstairs of the building was placed on lockdown, and they were hearing of a person with a gun on the lower level.
A SWAT team entered the grocery store just after noon, followed by medics at about 12:45 p.m. Shortly after 1 p.m., the Byerly's employees and customers that were held inside the store during the lockdown were escorted out of the store and onto buses.
Overwhelming police response. store employee wondering if it's "in light of what's happened in the last few months" pic.twitter.com/gp32oszI3y— Karen Scullin FOX9 (@kscullinfox9) February 3, 2015