Print Zutavern Killed by Nebraska State Patrol

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Category: Police - State
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Dunning Road
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Troopers were called to assist the Custer County Sheriff's Office with a standoff situation at 6:16 a.m. The situation had begun with a report of a suicidal person. Negotiators began talking with Print Zutavern. Earlier in the day, Zutavern threatened his father with a firearm, shot and killed multiple animals and threatened law enforcement officers, police said. About 6:11 p.m., Zutavern tried to leave the property by driving a UTV. He was blocked by troopers, who ordered Zutavern to put his hands up. Zutavern moved aggressively toward a trooper who shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Print Zutavern

Agency Responsible: Nebraska State Patrol

Gender: Male

Age: 28

Race: White

Date of Death: February 24, 2020

County: Custer

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5574

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