At one point after the West Central Drug Task Force attempted a traffic stop, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper and an Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Deputy discharged their handguns, fatally striking a white male in the vehicle.
David Taylor Englin-Hill, 35, appeared Thursday, April 14, in Otter Tail County District Court on two charges each of second-degree felony assault and misdemeanor domestic assault. He’s being held at the Otter Tail County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
The woman had a protection order against Phoutthasa Prathane, according to court documents. The children they shared were playing in the basement, which was below where the shooting happened, prosecutors alleged.
Reggie Bethel pleaded guilty in January to a charge of second-degree murder, testifying in court that he physically assaulted Mason Weston in July 2021 for not cleaning silverware, stating he slammed the boy's head into a wall several times and kicked him.