Update on the officer-involved shooting in Wadena County


The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the two men who died during an officer-involved shooting incident that happened on Saturday night in North Germany Township in Wadena County.

David Jay Savela (sa-veh-lah), 42, and Shannon Michael Savela, 36, both died of multiple gunshot wounds. The brothers were both residents of Sebeka.

In addition, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified law enforcement who used force during the incident. Both are on standard administrative leave.

Deputy Troy Mayer has been with the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office for 11 years. He discharged his Taser. Deputy Mayer sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound during the incident.

​ Officer Jason Worm has been with the Sebeka Police Department for 10 years. He discharged his firearm during the incident. Officer Worm was struck by gunfire in his bullet-resistant vest but was not injured.

The BCA is investigating the incident at the request of the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office and the Sebeka Police Department. . .


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