Suspect Dies in Officer-Involved Shooting in Northeast Minnesota
Hinckley, MN (KROC AM News) - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer-involved shooting incident that happened in Pine County.
Pine County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call on Friday around 1:45 p.m. from the victim of the alleged domestic incident at the Grand Casino Hinckley. Deputies spotted the suspect’s vehicle while en route to the casino and a pursuit began.
The BCA says the suspect entered I-35 driving south in the northbound lanes and then stopped.
According to the BCA, "During an encounter that followed, one of the deputies fired their weapon, striking the suspect. The suspect’s vehicle rolled forward, crashing into an oncoming vehicle and then came to a stop in the median."
The BCA says deputies provided immediate medical assistance, but EMTs pronounced the suspect deceased at the scene. The person has not yet been identified.
The driver of the other vehicle was not seriously injured. No officers were injured during the incident. The victim of the alleged domestic incident was not injured.
The BCA will evaluate both body camera and squad camera footage of the incident.