BCA: Officer shot man who rammed vehicle into squad car following chase

Author:
Updated:
Original:

An Austin police officer shot a suspect authorities say rammed his vehicle into a squad car following a police chase.

The incident happened Wednesday around 8:10 p.m. when two Austin police officers and a Mower County sheriff's deputy were responding to a report of an erratic driver on the 1900 block of Oakland Avenue East, a news release from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says.

According to the news release:

They attempted to pull the driver over, but he fled and a pursuit began.

The officers chased the male suspect through Austin, reaching speeds of 70 mph, before the suspect stopped his vehicle about 3 minutes into the chase.

The officers pulled their three squad cars up behind the suspect's vehicle, and the man put his vehicle into reverse and rammed an Austin police officer's car.

That's when the officer shot the suspect. He attempted to flee again, but was stopped using a PIT maneuver.

The suspect, who hasn't been identified, was taken to the hospital and is being treated for a non-life threatening injury, the release notes. Witnesses told ABC 6 that the man lived in the neighborhood.

No officers were injured in the incident, and the officer who fired a weapon was placed on standard administrative leave, the release says.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident at the request of the Austin Police Department.

The agency is speaking with witnesses and reviewing evidence, including videos from the squad cars. When the bureau completes its investigation, it will turn its findings over to the Olmsted County Attorney's Office for review.

https://twitter.com/ChrisKuball/status/723013025830031361

Next Up

MNDeptofHumanRightsPhoto

Eagan-based Villaume Industries pays $90K fine in gender discrimination case

After the Minnesota Department of Human Rights found the company refused to hire women, Villaume committed to reforms

magazines

11 more people charged in massive magazine scam plead guilty

In total, 63 people from across the U.S. were charged in what prosecutors called the "largest elder fraud scheme in the nation."

Alex Stalock

Wild goalie Alex Stalock claimed off waivers by Oilers

The South St. Paul native will be heading to Edmonton.

Mortensen becker-finn

Shakopee GOPer posts DFL lawmaker's personal cell number on Facebook

Rep. Erik Mortensen has been accused of 'doxxing' Twin Cities lawmaker Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn.

derek chauvin

Minneapolis scraps plan to pay 'influencers' to share information during Chauvin trial

The plan to pay influencers to share city-approved messages during the trials of the officers charged in George Floyd's death drew criticism.

Doll

Toddler called 911 and said 'baby' was dead, turned out to be her doll

We're checking into whether the doll is named 'Chucky.'

Target Center

NCAA Women's Final Four 2022 will be held in Minneapolis

The NCAA unveiled the logo for the 2022 Final Four on Monday.

49920879552_ef6458affd_o2

As golf season approaches, book your round now at Dacotah Ridge GC

The stunning course is designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones.

ambulance

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in St. Paul Sunday evening

The incident occurred near the intersection of Phalen Boulevard and Atlantic Street.

Related