Motorcyclist dies after being shot at, hit by police squad car

The BCA is investigating the office-involved shooting in Hermantown Saturday.
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A motorcyclist has died after leading police on a 100mph chase in Hermantown, before he was shot at by officers and stuck by a squad car.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has launched an investigation into the shooting in St. Louis County on Saturday afternoon, which started when a sheriff's deputy started pursuing a motorcyclist going northbound on Midway Road.

The officers eventually called off the pursuit near the Miller Trunk Highway as the suspect was traveling at speeds in excess of 100mph.

But police came across the suspect a short time later at Stebner Road and Village Drive in Hermantown, pursuing him briefly until the motorcycle was struck and the suspect tried to flee on foot.

"At one point during the encounter shots were fired. At another point the subject was struck by a squad car," the Minnesota BCA said.

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Officers gave the suspect medical aid, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. He will be identified and his cause of death determined by the Midwest Medical Examiner.

The BCA says a gun was recovered at the scene, and are now looking into weather squad dashcams captured the incident. None of the officers involved were wearing bodycams.

More information is expected to be releases after the deceased's family has been informed, and the first round of interviews completed.

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