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Forum staff reports, Published December 28 2012

Former DL police officer charged with gun crime

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – A former police officer here has been charged in district court with a gun crime.

Mathew Brun, 33, has been charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, a gross misdemeanor. Brun resigned from the police department here on Dec. 20, prior to the charges being filed by the Hubbard County Attorney’s Office on Wednesday.

The charges stem from an Aug. 20 incident, when Becker County deputies received a report of a shooting at Brun’s residence near Shell Lake just after 10 p.m. Deputies were told Brun was firing a gun, was intoxicated and was talking about suicide, court records state.

When deputies approached Brun in his truck, they found the driver’s side window was shattered and there were bullet holes in the door. On the floor next to Brun was a handgun and empty ammunition magazine. Deputies were told Brun also shot the TV set at his home.

A summons has been issued for Brun to appear at the Becker County Courthouse on Jan. 14. Brun had served with the police department here since July 2006.