Skip to main content
Publish date:

Man arrested after firing multiple shots at authorities; deputies never shot back

Despite being shot at multiple times, deputies used less lethal force.

No one was injured in an incident that saw a person fire multiple shots at deputies in northern Minnesota. 

The incident was first reported to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, when a family member reported that a 28-year-old man in the 17000 block of Hwy. 89 NW was "displaying erratic behavior and was armed with a pistol." During the 911 call, the person with the gun "began to discharged the weapon in and around the home." 

Deputies on their way to the scene spotted the man walking on Hwy. 89 near the home, and as they approached the subject he fired a shot at them. 

More deputies arrived at the scene and set up a perimeter, then attempted to negotiate with the person. However, the sheriff's office said the "subject would charged at their positions with the gun raised and would fire the gun in their direction." The man then walked back toward the residence while randomly shooting the gun. 

He then confronted two deputies on the highway, at which point a deputy tased him and and arrested him without further incident. 

The sheriff's office said the 28-year-old was identified as a person of interest from an earlier burglary in the Wilton area, where he allegedly stole a loaded handgun and ammunition, while also making threats toward law enforcement during the burglary. 

Note: Details included in this story is from law enforcement and may be subject to change are more information is released. 

Next Up

unsplash medical marijuana

Edibles coming to Minnesota's medical marijuana program

MDH also announced it will not add anxiety as qualifying condition.

plow, snowplow, snow

Plowable snow possible this weekend in Minnesota

Up to half a foot of snow could fall within the heaviest band.

Best Buy - jjbers, Flickr

Police reveal new details about 'coordinated' Best Buy thefts

A large group stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from three Twin Cities Best Buy stores.

Seven Points exterior - 2

New tenant revealed for former Libertine spot in Uptown

The space will combine playful art offerings with a restaurant.

white Christmas

What are Minnesota's chances of a white Christmas this year?

The Twin Cities averages a white Christmas about 3 out of every 4 years.

ilhan omar press conference voicemail screengrab 11.30.21

'You will not live much longer b***': Rep. Omar shares threatening voicemail

Omar's office received the call hours after Rep. Boebert posted her video about the MN congresswoman.

Screen Shot 2021-12-01 at 11.24.09 AM

ESPN's 'Booger' makes fun of Wild fans' record cup snake

He's the same guy who thought the "Minneapolis Miracle" was bad for the Vikings.

brian ingram

Woodfired Cantina closes at Keg and Case in St. Paul

Restaurateur Brian Ingram is focusing on growing his other concepts.

giant bear

Video: 'THE fattest bear we have ever seen' spotted on MN trail camera

"This might be THE fattest bear we have ever seen in our area," researchers said.

u.s. attorney

Guilty plea from man who stockpiled guns, equipment to make bombs, drugs

Prosecutors say he had multiple guns, items to make weapons and pipe bombs, and lab equipment to make drugs.


Blaine police

Deputy shoots man after multiple shots fired during Blaine standoff

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

Screen Shot 2021-03-18 at 11.16.42 AM

Deputy badly injured when broadsided by fleeing driver of stolen vehicle

The deputy suffered multiple fractures and other injuries.

police tape, crime scene

BCA: Carjacking suspect shot himself, wasn't killed by MN deputy

The incident happened Friday evening in a rural area west of Duluth.

Grand Casino Hinckley

Suspect fatally shot by deputy on I-35 after incident at casino

Deputies were responding to an alleged domestic incident at the Hinckley casino,.

Minneapolis police

Man dies after shooting near West Broadway in north Minneapolis

The victim was shot multiple times Thursday evening.