Suspect charged, bond set in Norman County deputy shooting

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Bond has been set at $1.5 million for a 19-year-old man accused of shooting a sheriff's deputy in northwestern Minnesota.

KFGO-AM reports Steven Henderson, formerly of Fertile, is charged with attempted murder, receiving stolen property and bringing stolen goods into the state.

Henderson made his first court appearance Thursday.

KSTP reports court documents say Henderson fired as many as 10 rounds from a .45-caliber pistol as Norman County Deputy Nathan Warner arrested Henderson's 18-year-old brother on a warrant during a traffic stop Tuesday near Perley.

William Henderson told investigators he was in the squad car's back seat when he heard shots and saw the deputy go down.

Warner was hit twice but was wearing a bullet-resistant vest and managed to return about the same number of shots. He was treated and released from a Fargo hospital. He is expected to fully recover, KVLY reports.

Henderson fled the scene and a two-hour manhunt followed. Authorities tracked him to an abandoned farmstead where he was taken into custody without incident. He remains in jail.

The name of the deputy was not originally released.

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