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Report fills in details of Mahnomen deputy shooting

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It was just before dawn Wednesday when Deputy Christopher Dewey pulled up to 323 Washington Ave. in his squad car.

He'd already been in the neighborhood twice that morning investigating reports of a possible drunken driver and shots fired.

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This time, two men were knocking on Amanda Helms' door.

After arriving at 7:10 a.m., Dewey found Thomas Lee Fairbanks and Daniel Kurt Vernier standing on Helms' steps.

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