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2 Winona police officers on leave after stopping vehicle, firing shots

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The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early Saturday morning in southeastern Minnesota.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the incident happened just after midnight on Garvin Heights Road in Winona.

Two police officers and a reserve officer pulled over a vehicle for erratic driving, the department reports.

The news release says the two police officers fired shots, striking the subject once. The release does not say exactly what led to the shooting, though.

According to the department, the subject then fled in his vehicle.

The Minnesota State Patrol and Winona County Sheriff's Office helped stop him. The five-mile chase ended near Highway 43 and I-90.

Then the subject refused to get out of the car. The Department of Public Safety says officials negotiated with him for about an hour before he finally got out.

Officials say the subject was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, released and booked into Winona County Jail.

A handgun was found in the front seat of the vehicle, the news release says.

Both Winona Police Department officers are on standard administrative leave during the investigation.

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