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St. Cloud mall assault suspect dies by apparent suicide after fleeing police

From Staff Reports
Published 10:07 a.m. CT June 25, 2020 | Updated 12:06 p.m. CT June 25, 2020


ST. CLOUD —  A man suspected of theft died by apparent suicide Wednesday, according to St. Cloud police. 

Officers responded around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday to a report of an assault at a store in Crossroads Center mall. 

According to a police news release, officers learned three men had been in the store and one of the men had stolen an item. As an employee attempted to take a photo of the man, the man punched the employee in the face. 


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Gerald Ayotte, Birchwood Mall Santa for 15 years, dies at 78


Gerald “Jerry” Ayotte, 78, one of Santa’s helpers who was the Birchwood Mall Santa Claus in Fort Gratiot for 15 years, died Wednesday afternoon surrounded by his family. 

“We were all holding him as he passed,” his daughter Andrea Champine said. 

Jerry Ayotte had pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease that can make it difficult to breathe. He was put on oxygen in February and declined rapidly in May. Champine

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Man dies after shooting inside Castleton Square mall, Indianapolis police say


Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana allows Indianapolis residents to share anonymous tips with law enforcement. Here are a few things Crime Stoppers wants you to know before you call.

Update, Friday, June 12: The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the man killed Thursday as 23-year-old Trai Terrell.

Original story: 

A man who was shot inside a northeast-side mall on Thursday evening has died of his injuries, police said.

Just before 6 p.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers patrolling in the area heard shots fired inside the Castleton Square mall at 6020 East 82nd St., an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police spokesperson said.

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