Grand jury issues no-bill in Highway 212 police shooting

Friday, December 19, 2014

A Hennepin County Grand Jury returned a no-bill against the law enforcement officers responsible for fatally shooting two people after a chase on Highway 212 earlier this year, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday.

The grand jury declined to bring charges against Chaska Police Sgt. Brady Juell and Officer Trent Wurtz, Carver County Sheriff’s Corporal Nate Mueller and Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Mark Lund in the Feb. 7 incident. Killed were Matthew Serbus, 36, and Dawn Pfister, 34, both of Elkhorn, Wi. At the time, the couple was in a car stolen in Colorado and were involved in a hit-and-run accident during the morning rush hour. The couple fled the scene of the accident and were pursued by police eastbound on Highway 212 until they crashed in Eden Prairie. When they emerged from the car, Serbus had a knife and refused to drop it. After he was shot, Pfister picked up the knife and she was shot.