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Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay listens to a question from the media Tuesday afternoon along with Deputy Chief Mike Tusken during a news conference about the officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday in Duluth. (Clint Austin /

Duluth police had been to shooting victim’s house multiple times

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The 34-year-old man shot by a Duluth police officer early Monday had been the subject of eight police calls in just over three weeks, and was twice taken to the hospital on suicide threats during that time, Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said.


“Joe Zontelli has been in crisis,” Ramsay said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference.

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