Gilberto Salas

On January 31st, 2018 Gilberto Salas was killed by police at.
Incident ID 38170
Original Source(s)
Date Created Feb 8th, 2018
Date Updated Feb 8th, 2018
Age 20
Gender Male
Race Hispanic/Latino
Incident Location
Address 600 block 2nd Ave S
City St. James
State MN
County Watonwan
Incident Details
Date January 31st, 2018
Victim Armed? -
Weapon -
Cause of Death Gunshot
Name -
Agency St. James Police Department, Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol
Nicollet County sheriff’s deputies spotted a vehicle in Lafayette that had been reported stolen in New Ulm. A pursuit began involving six law enforcement agencies. Eventually the male driver was identified, and the pursuit terminated. A half-hour later, the vehicle was spotted in St. James. Officers followed the vehicle until the Gilberto Salas got stuck in a snowbank. He then fled into a Casey’s General Store, where he hid alone in an office. Officers from the St. James Police Department, Watonwan County sheriff’s office and Minnesota State Patrol entered the convenience store. Officers electrocuted him multiple times before he was shot and killed.

Man fatally shot by police in southwestern Minnesota is identified