Warrants, court shed some light on shooting


January 26, 2024

The Pine Knot News confirmed that pictures from social media posts were of Nicholas Lenius, the suspected gunman in the Jan. 8 shooting at a hotel in Cloquet. Little has been released about Lenius since the shooting that left two victims dead and, later, Lenuis from a self-inflicted gun shot.

Search warrants issued just after the deadly Jan. 8 shootings at the Super 8 hotel in Cloquet reveal how much investigators will be processing from a scene where three people were found dead, including the suspected shooter.

The first search warrant signed off by a Sixth District Court judge was standard, and came just seven hours after the shooting that Monday night. It allowed police to search and collect evidence after midnight from the hotel property and vehicles belonging to the suspected shooter and victim Patrick Roers, who was shot while sitting in his vehicle.

The first warrant ap...

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