Man killed, officer seriously injured in Willmar incident

The Minnesota BCA is investigating.
Publish date:

State authorities are investigating an incident in which a man died and a police officer was seriously injured in Willmar.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) says it happened early Friday morning, with police initially responding to a domestic incident at a home in the 800 block of Mary Avenue Southeast around 5:40 a.m.

When officers arrived they found a male suspect inside the home, and during the course of the encounter "an officer sustained multiple knife wounds."

Subsequently, a situation evolved in which the suspect suffered injuries that led to them dying at the scene.

"At one point during the encounter one officer discharged a Taser. BCA investigators are determining whether any officers discharged a firearm," the BCA said. "It is unknown at this time whether the subject was struck by either a Taser or gunfire."

Sign up for our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

A woman who was in the home was also injured by the suspect. She was treated at Carris Health-Rice Memorial Hospital and released.

The officer was taken by ambulance to a local hospital before being airlifted to St. Cloud. The officer is in a stable condition and is expected to survive.

The deceased suspect has not yet been identified. It's also not been determined if their death was captured on body camera.

Next Up


2 killed in head-on crash involving car, dump truck

The crash happened just before 2 p.m. Friday, according to the State Patrol.


Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Saturday, October 31

Minnesota has surpassed 3,000 new cases on consecutive days.

high school football

Minnesota Football Showcase postponed due to COVID-19

The MFCA All-Star Game will be played in June 2021.

Screen Shot 2020-10-31 at 7.26.05 AM

Here's what President Trump said on his visit to Minnesota

The president targeted Gov. Tim Walz and Keith Ellison at his Minnesota rally.

Screen Shot 2020-10-30 at 6.09.58 PM

Here's what Joe Biden said in Minnesota Friday

Presenting himself as the candidate for a united country, he pledged improvements on affordable healthcare, pandemic relief

Mohamed Ibrahim

Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

dnr trout stocking helicopter

DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

steve simon zoom call

Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

Halloween, trick-or-treating

Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.


Willmar Police Department

Suspect backs into squad car, injuring Willmar police officer

There were two kids in the stolen suspect vehicle.

2 arrested for murder of man found dead in Willmar field

The body of 24-year-old David Medellin Jr. was found on Halloween.

Shakopee man killed in collision near Willmar

He was the driver of a Chevrolet truck that broadsided an SUV.

Eagle Creek Golf Club

Golf course damaged by alleged drunk driver in Willmar

The driver took a pickup onto the 16th and 17th holes.