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Deputy cleared in Crystal shooting

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No criminal charges will be filed against a Hennepin County sheriff's deputy for shooting and wounding a man during a stand-off in Crystal.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Thursday investigators determined deputies had few options when they encountered Jamar Hollins in the bathroom of a Crystal home with a knife in his hand last May.

The deputies were serving an order for protection requested by Hollins' girlfriend. Freeman says Hollins refused to leave the home and deputies unsuccessfully tried non-lethal force. He says Deputy Allen Magelssen determined he and another deputy were in danger of great bodily harm, so he shot Hollins in the abdomen. Hollins survived the shooting.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigated the shooting.