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Minn. officer under investigation found shot to death in park

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Officials say a Rochester police officer who was under a criminal investigation and had just been placed on administrative leave appears to have killed himself.

Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson said Officer Mitchell Jensen, 49, was found dead of a single gunshot wound to the head at a park pavilion in Rochester Wednesday. A gun was recovered at the scene, he said.

A sheriff said a criminal investigation was initiated on Tuesday following a complaint from a community member. Torgerson declined to characterize the nature of the investigation but said it will continue despite the officer's death.

Rochester Chief Roger Peterson said Jensen was an exemplary officer with the force for nearly six years.

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