Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Mark Hebert

Coroner's Inquest finds no criminal intent made in shooting of Malta man


December 28, 2016

Mark Hebert

Phillips County Sheriff's Deputy Alan Guderjahn, left, and wife Kim are greeted with hugs following a jury's decision last Monday that Deputy Guderjahn was justified in fatally shooting Ambrose Mecklenburg in July.

After nearly four hours of testimony, it took seven jurors a little over 15 minutes to decide no criminal action took place when Phillips County Sheriff's Deputy Alan Guderjahn deployed lethal force by discharging his firearm resulting in the death of Ambrose Mecklenburg on July 27, 2016, after Mecklenburg attacked him with a knife.

The day after the Corner's Inquest decision, Deputy Guderjahn told the PCN he wanted to thank everyone in the community for all of their support after the incident and thanked everyone who attended the prayer vigil held for Mecklenburg and himself.

"The suppor...

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