Skip to main content

The man shot by an Anoka County Sheriff's Office deputy in Blaine earlier this week has been charged in connection to the incident. 

Randall William Reeve, 62, of Blaine, is charged with first-degree assault, threats of violence and reckless discharge of a firearm. He's accused of firing guns in the air and at police officers during a standoff with law enforcement the night of Oct. 4.

Reeve is still hospitalized, receiving treatment for the injuries he sustained when Anoka County Sheriff's Deputy Jeffrey Barrett shot him, bringing an end to the standoff, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said Wednesday. 

According to the criminal complaint, at about 10:14 p.m. on Oct. 4, the Blaine Police Department responded to a report of a man who was threatening others and firing a gun in the area of 10562 Quincy Blvd. NE. 

Police spoke to residents in the area. A woman told police a man, later identified as Reeve, had confronted her and her boyfriend while holding and racking a shotgun. They went inside, but they could hear Reeve firing the gun outside. 

Officers set up a perimeter outside Reeve's home and for several minutes, Reeve "repeatedly opened the door, yelled obscenities at the officers as well as threats to kill them, and fired the gun both into the air and in the direction of the officers," charges said. 

Reeve looked like he was shooting both a shotgun and a rifle, the complaint said. Police found a bullet hole in a squad car that was parked nearby. 

"After several minutes, officers confronted the defendant, who sustained a gunshot wound," the charges said. He's currently hospitalized but is expected to recover.

The BCA recovered "multiple" long guns at the scene.

After the shooting, Barrett, who has been with the sheriff's office for six years, was placed on administrative leave, which is standard, the BCA said. 

Portions of what happened were captured by body cameras and dash cameras, the BCA said. 

The BCA is investigating Barrett's use of force against Reeve, while the Blaine Police Department is investigating Reeve's actions during the incident.

Once the BCA completes its investigation, it will send its findings to the Anoka County Attorney's Office for review. 

Note: Some of the details provided in this story are based on the law enforcement's latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

Next Up

first snow

Will narrow band of 6+ inches of snow hit Twin Cities Tuesday?

The NWS says a band of 6+ inches is looking likely. It's now a matter of where.


Siblings, ages 19 and 14, killed in crash on icy MN highway

The crash happened around 1:15 a.m. Saturday in Carlton County.

Nicholas Kraus

Man sentenced for fatally striking woman during Uptown protest

Nicholas Kraus, 36, of St. Paul drove into a protest in Uptown last year, killing Deona Marie Knajdek.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Fleeing suspect crashes into vehicle in Woodbury, 2 injured

The crash occurred Friday afternoon after a pursuit with Woodbury police.

Screen Shot 2022-11-26 at 2.34.44 PM

Yes, that's MN native Jenny Taft in a State Farm commercial

Jenny Taft got her broadcasting career started in Minneapolis in 2011.

crime scene tape - police tape

23-year-old woman critical after shooting in Plymouth

A 23-year-old woman was shot Friday night in Plymouth.

white Christmas

2 MN towns among most 'magical' winter locations in the country

The list was compiled by Trips Discover and published earlier this month.

Screen Shot 2022-11-26 at 8.27.12 AM

St. Olaf football player charged after fatal crash in Chicago

The 18-year-old is accused of speeding and going the wrong way when he crashed into a vehicle that may have been attempting to flee police.

Screen Shot 2022-11-26 at 7.41.18 AM

Woman 34 weeks pregnant injured by drunk driver in Cottage Grove

The 49-year-old suspected of DUI was booked into jail around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.


2 dead, 5 injured in Thanksgiving Day crash near Alexandria

The crash involved two people from Alexandria and five from Bloomington.

Screen Shot 2022-11-25 at 6.44.11 PM

Lengthy standoff in Prior Lake ends late Friday night

The suspect allegedly assaulted an officer outside Kwik Trip, fled and broke into a home.

snow - 12-10-21 - Joe Nelson - 5

Accumulating snow possible in Twin Cities next week

The storm system could arrive in the Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe.


Blaine police

Deputy shoots man after multiple shots fired during Blaine standoff

Police were dispatched to the neighborhood around 10:15 p.m. Monday.

joseph heroff

Man charged in chase that ended with police fatally shooting suspect

The suspect who was shot has also been identified.

Cody Lee Walker-Nelson duluth

Charges detail 'chaotic' events that led to 6-hour standoff in Duluth

Cody Lee Walker-Nelson is charged with 21 crimes in connection to Friday's incidents.

apartment fire

Charges: Man lit apartment building on fire after encounter with tenant

The man went to the tenant's apartment and started his door on fire, charges state.

st. paul police - ganzel

Charges: Man repeatedly punched officer, tried to grab his gun to shoot him

The officer's face and uniform were "splattered" with his own blood, charges say.

Atravius Weeks booking photo

Charges: Man shot ex-girlfriend multiple times outside day care in Lakeville

The suspect shot himself in the head after fatally shooting his ex, charges say.

Blaine police

Blaine woman shot after interrupting burglary at her home

The incident occurred at around 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

Matthew Jacoboski

Charges: Man in clown mask caught stealing catalytic converters from dealership

Police found the suspect under a vehicle with catalytic converters in his bag, charges say.