Michael Johnson (2022)

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On April 20, 2022, several officers, including St. Louis County Minnesota Sheriff's Office deputies Gavin Nichols and Cody Dillinger, and Virginia Minnesota Police Department Officer Nick Grivna attempted to arrest Johnson, who was wanted on multiple felony charges. Johnson came out of his house "with knives in his hands".[1]

Nichols fired foam rounds, followed by Dillinger and Grivna firing their handguns. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.[1]

All three officers were placed on leave.[1]


The incident was recorded by body-worn cameras and dash cameras.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Matt Sepic, Man shot by police in Chisholm identified, MPR News, 2022-04-23