New details in MN police pursuit that left two from WI dead

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (WITI) -- The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released new details in connection with a weekend police pursuit in Minnesota that ended with two people from Wisconsin dead of multiple gunshot wounds.

According to the preliminary investigation, the officers just after 7:30 a.m. on February 7 responded to reports of a vehicle driving erratically and at high speeds near Highway 212 and County Road 51 in Carver County.

The same vehicle was also reported to have fled the scene of a rear-end crash on Highway 212 and County Road 43.

Officers located the red Saab heading eastbound on Highway 212 and a pursuit ensued, which was reported to have reached speeds of 80-90+ miles an hour.

The vehicle had been reported stolen in Colorado in the days prior to the incident. The license plate on the vehicle had been reported stolen from a separate vehicle in Colorado.

The red Saab crashed just before 8 a.m. on Highway 212 near Dell Road in Eden Prairie.

The driver and the passenger, later identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as Matthew Vincent Serbus, 36 of Milwaukee and Dawn Marie Pfister, 34 of Elkhorn emerged from the vehicle.

According to the preliminary investigation and officer statements, Serbus then produced a knife.

Officials say Serbus ignored repeated commands from officers to drop the weapon, and officers then fired at Serbus.

Officials say Pfister then took possession of the knife, at which time she was shot.

Both were killed.

BCA personnel recovered a knife at the scene. The BCA is conducting laboratory tests and analysis of the evidence.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation. Once the investigation is complete, the BCA will present its findings to the Hennepin County Attorney for review.

The BCA is investigating this incident at the request of the agencies involved and with assistance from the Eden Prairie Police Department.

The BCA has announced the identify of the four officers involved in this case:

Sergeant Brady Juell has been with the Chaska Police Department for 17 years.
Officer Trent Wurtz is a 14-year veteran of the Chaska Police Department.
Trooper Mark Lund has been with the Minnesota State Patrol for 14 years.
Corporal Nathan Mueller is a 9-year veteran of the Carver County Sheriff’s Department.