Skip to main content

A St. Louis County Sheriff's Office deputy shot and injured a 29-year-old man early Tuesday morning in Duluth, according to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). 

The shooting happened in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Duluth after deputies, who were investigating "suspicious activity" in the area, tried to stop two men on an ATV around 1:40 a.m. on Sept. 28, the BCA said in a news release Tuesday.

They were riding in a wooded area near Commonwealth Avenue and Idaho Street and fled the area, the BCA said. Deputies pursued, with a K9 eventually finding the men in a nearby wooded area at about 2:30 a.m.

"At one point shortly thereafter, one of the deputies discharged their weapon, striking and injuring one of the men," the BCA said. 

The BCA did not provide any details about why the deputy fired their weapon nor what type of "suspicious activity" the deputies were investigating. 

The 29-year-old man was taken to Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He was released and booked into the St. Louis County Jail on probable cause fleeing and obstruction with force. 

Sign up: Subscribe to our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

The other man on the ATV was questioned and released, the BCA said. 

The BCA says there is no video of the incident, as deputies don't wear body cameras. There is also no squad camera footage of the incident, the BCA said. 

The BCA is investigating the incident and when its investigation is complete, it will send the case to the St. Louis County Attorney's Office for review. 

Note: 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

Klobuchar - MTP - NBC screengrab

Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights

Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade

MPD missing Heard - crop 1_

Police ask for public's help finding Mpls. woman missing a week

The 36-year-old hasn't been seen or heard from recently.

unsplash cold winter breath dark

Hello, winter: List of the coldest wind chills in MN Monday morning

The state went from a relatively mild start of the season, to downright frigid wind chills.


1 CWD-positive deer in Brainerd Lakes area, so surveillance will continue

The CWD monitoring measures were supposed to end after this year.

unsplash - visitor patient doctor hospital emergency - crop

MN program will train, hire 1,000 nursing assistants for long-term care

The facilities are facing a severe staffing shortage.

Minnesota State Fair - main gate day 2021

Minnesota State Fair reestablishes a police department

The fair had been contracting with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.

teacher, covid, masks, school

Minnetonka to consider removing middle school mask requirement

The school board has been impressed by vaccination rates among middle school students.

snow, plow

Friday winter storm could hit Twin Cities, southern Minnesota

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is already monitoring the forecast.

Sauk Rapids Middle School street view, Minnesota - November 2018_

Teen student arrested for threats toward MN middle school

The Sauk Rapids middle school and high school were closed Monday.


Rally for trans child outed during Hastings school board race draws big crowd

Hastings has been in the spotlight since the child's family was featured in a CNN story.

chad davis arradondo flickr

Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo to retire next month

He's overseen the MPD since mid-2017, following the killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, December 6

The latest from the state health department.


police lights

3 injured in Minneapolis shooting on Tuesday

Police believe one of those who was injured was the shooter.

court gavel

Carlton County reaches $6.2M settlement with man shot by deputies

The man suffered a spinal cord injury that resulted in quadriplegia.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Duluth man arrested after police chase in stolen pickup truck

He was driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen in North Dakota.

ice rescue 4

26 anglers rescued after Lake Superior ice sheet floats away in Duluth

After multiple trips, all the anglers were safely rescued from the ice and brought to shore.

st. paul tap - crop

SUV driver crashes into bar patio, injuring woman; man hurt in related shooting

Two men were arguing on the patio prior to the incident, witnesses said.

duluth police department

BCA investigators say Duluth cop shot through door, striking man

The incident happened Saturday, Sept. 12 at an apartment in Duluth.

duluth police department

Duluth police officer charged in September shooting

The officer, who is a five-year veteran, is charged with two felonies.