Cop kills man in Stillwater mystery shooting

by Matt Carlson

An unnamed Stillwater police officer fatally shot a 62-year-old unnamed man who allegedly shot and killed his wife shortly before.

Neighbors have identified the married couple as Gerald and Gertrude "Trudy" Propps, however police have not released any names as of yet, according to The St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Early reports say that Trudy was on the phone with dispatchers calling for medical help for her husband.  Shots rang out over the phone call.  The line was then picked up by who is believed to be Trudy's daughter, who was shot in the arm during the incident, according to KARE 11 news.

When police arrived at the couple's apartment, the officer was confronted and fatally shot a man who is believed to be Gerald Proops.  No details behind the fatal shooting of Proops have yet been released.

Neighbors said there was no history of domestic violence between the couple.

The officer involved is a 15 year veteran of the force and is on standard administrative leave since the shooting.  The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is currently investigating the shooting.

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