Skip to main content

Police: Man who shot himself during traffic stop has died

He died in a Twin Cities hospital early Wednesday.

UPDATE 3:30 P.M.

New Ulm Police Department has announced that the man who shot himself during a struggle with officers carrying out a traffic stop has died from his injuries.

The man's death was confirmed at a Twin Cities hospital at around 1 a.m. Wednesday, following the incident just after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The man has not yet been identified, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting with the investigation.

Original story

Police in New Ulm say a man shot himself during a traffic stop Tuesday night. 

According to the New Ulm Police Department, at 8:13 p.m. an officer initiated a traffic stop for a "traffic violation" near the 500 block of 7th South Street in New Ulm.

Police say the man "became non-compliant and then combative," and during the "ensuing struggle" he pulled out a handgun and shot himself. 

He was taken to the hospital. His condition was not released. 

The New Ulm Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating. 

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

Next Up

st. paul federation of educators - teachers

Educators in Minneapolis, St. Paul could strike amid contract negotiations

Teachers and support staff are demanding smaller class sizes, mental health support and better pay.

turtinen two harbors

MN mayor in hot water for hawking $400M underwater hotel plan

The city council called a special meeting to discuss the mayor's public comments.

police lights

Woman in critical condition after attempted murder, authorities say

A 33-year-old woman is in custody and facing possible charges.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Charges: Driver threw 'large rocks' at police car during highway chase

Authorities say the suspect had used methamphetamine earlier in the day.

covid, coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 21

Hospitalizations dipped from 1,629 Jan. 19 to 1,571 on Jan. 20.

minneapolis police

Shooting near University of Minnesota kills 1, injures 2

The victims were all in a parked car when the shooting happened, police said.

canada bodies found 2

Florida man charged with human smuggling after 4 die, 5 rescued near border

A baby and an teenage boy were among those who were found dead feet from the U.S. border.

Screen Shot 2022-01-21 at 8.42.40 AM

Man shot while driving on I-394 in St. Louis Park

The driver and his bullet-riddled SUV wound up outside the DoubleTree hotel in St. Louis Park.

Mall of America

Mall of America to celebrate 30 years with events, giveaways throughout 2022

The festivities will kick off Friday with a '90s-themed drag show.

Screen Shot 2022-01-21 at 7.29.00 AM

Victim of 1994 Michigan cold case murder ID'd as missing Minnesotan

Shelley Rae Kephart went missing from Hennepin County more than 28 years ago.

Mike Zimmer

Coller: Did the Vikings wait too long to fire Zimmer, Spielman?

This wasn’t just ugly. This was ugly, ugly.

Related

new ulm police department squad car

Police ID man who fatally shot himself during traffic stop

Police say he became non-compliant and then shot himself with his gun.

le sueur county sheriff's office

Man shot himself during standoff with police in southern MN

Two kids were in the home for part of a the standoff.

State Patrol

Trucker who killed himself before arrest in Rochester ID'd as Wisconsin man

The 63-year-old died of two gunshot wounds to the head.

36th and Cedar

Man fatally shot by Minneapolis police during traffic stop

This story will be updated as more details become available.

Minneapolis police

Man dies hours after being shot in north Minneapolis

The victim, in his 20s, died after being shot Sunday night.

Robert Lee Baker III

Charges: St. Paul man shot victim 11 times, killing him outside Eagan hotel

The 29-year-old man says the victim robbed him prior to the shooting.