Search warrant names deputies shot in standoff at Winsted home

A search warrant signed by a McLeod County judge in the midst of an ongoing standoff Monday reveals more about the raid that resulted in two deputies being shot.

The application for a no-knock nighttime warrant states McLeod County deputies Angela Malz and Darrell Caturia were serving an arrest warrant Monday morning at a home in Winsted — a community about an hour west of the Twin Cities — but the homeowner wouldn’t open the door.

The injured deputies were identified only by their last names in the search warrant application, but their first names appeared in a search of online records from the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.

McLeod County Detective Matt Rolf, who applied for the warrant, stated Malz and Caturia breached the home at 11:40 a.m. A minute later, Caturia radioed that he had possibly been shot. The male suspect then barricaded himself in a bedroom.

Backup officers arrived at 11:53 a.m., and Malz and Caturia were taken to a hospital in Waconia because they had both been shot in the waist.

The suspect, who was wanted on suspicion of felony child pornography charges, was not responding to crisis negotiators but had communicated to his daughter that “he was not going to go to jail,” the warrant application states.

Family members also told Rolf the suspect had an AR-15 rifle, a 40 mm pistol and a .22 caliber “kids rifle,” along with “close to or over” 100 rounds.

Rolf had requested a no-knock nighttime search warrant because the suspect firing his gun made it “not safe for [the suspect], or law enforcement, to be required to knock and announce prior to making entry to this property” and because law enforcement anticipated the situation extending past 8 p.m., the cutoff for daytime warrants.

The sheriff’s office said the situation concluded when deputies sent a drone inside the house and saw a man’s dead body inside. The deceased man’s name has not been released to the public.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is leading the death investigation.

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