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Thomas Lee Fairbanks is lead into the Mahnomen County Courtroom Friday morning for his first court appearance in the shooting of Mahnomen County deputy Christopher Dewey Wednesday morning. Fairbanks had 22 charges brought against him, including attempted first degree and attempted second degree murder. (Brian Basham / Detroit Lakes Tribune)

Wounded deputy's partner on leave pending investigation of his shooting standoff suspect

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The partner of the wounded Mahnomen County deputy is on paid administrative leave, pending the investigation of Wednesday's shooting and nearly nine-hour long standoff here.


Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier said Deputy Chad Peterson was placed on leave after firing one shot at two suspects. One of the men, using a 9 mm pistol, shot and critically wounded Deputy Christopher Dewey.

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