Authorities have identified the officer who discharged his weapon Wednesday evening while trying to catch a wanted Crookston man.
Authorities were trying to find 49-year-old Eddie Markeith Frazier in Bloomington. At some point during the search, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Special Agent in Charge Scott Mueller fired his weapon.
Authorities say Frazier was taken into custody and to a hospital. There's no information regarding his condition.
Mueller has been placed on standard administrative leave while the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office investigates.
Agent Mueller has worked at the BCA since 2008, and he's led the Metro Regional Office for more than three years. Before joining the BCA, Mueller worked for the White Bear Lake Police Department for eight years.
About the manhunt
Crookston PD put out an alert Wednesday about Frazier. They wanted to speak with him after the woman he lived with was found dead in her home around 9 a.m.
At about 3 a.m. – after more than six hours of searching – Bloomington police tweeted that the man had been taken into custody.
According to WCCO, Polk County has already charged Frazier in the death of his girlfriend – the woman he lived with.