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Big Lake Man Who Shot Himself While Home Burned Identified

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BIG LAKE — An update to a story we first told you about Monday, the man who allegedly shot himself during a standoff with police in Big Lake Township has died.

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s office says 58-year-old Kurt Beucler of Big Lake died Monday afternoon after an incident that started with a fire at his home.

When fire crews responded to the blaze, they found Beucler in the backyard with a hand gun, warning the firefighters to leave.

Police say after two hours of negotiating with Beucler he shot himself.

After he shot himself he was brought to the hospital, where he died hours later.

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