A man authorities were looking for after a killing in Crookston was arrested 300 miles away following a lengthy search.
Crookston PD put out an alert Wednesday about a 49-year-old they wanted to speak with, after the woman he lived with was found dead in her home around 9 a.m. Police also believed he might head to the Twin Cities.
Officers tried to approach the vehicle shortly after 9 p.m., but shots were fired and the vehicle sped off, KARE 11 reports.
The Bloomington Police Department, in a lengthy string of tweets, gave its first update shortly before 10:30 p.m. They said an active search for a wanted suspect had police in the area, and suggested people stay indoors.
The suspect was fleeing on foot at that point. Officers and K9s scoured the area through the night.
At about 3 a.m. – after more than six hours of searching – the man was taken into custody, police tweeted.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office also confirmed the arrest and is describing it as an officer-involved shooting. But it doesn't appear anyone was struck, only that shots were fired as officers were initially trying to arrest the man.
The original story from Wednesday afternoon is below.
Investigators are looking for a man who may know something about a woman who was found dead Wednesday morning.
Crookston police say just after 9 a.m., 48-year-old Tawnja Rene Wallace was found dead in a home on South Broadway in Crookston, a news release says. Police didn't say how she died.
She lived in that home with 49-year-old Eddie Markeith Frazier, and now police are hoping to speak with him because he "may have information" related to the investigation.
Frazier, who is described as a 6-foot-4, 320-pound man with black hair and brown eyes, was last seen around 11 a.m. Wednesday in Detroit Lakes. Based on some things he's said, police think he could be headed to the Twin Cities, South Dakota or Arizona.
He's believed to be driving a silver, four-door 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora with Minnesota license plate 341-VNZ.
Police say they don't believe Frazier is armed, and there's no information that would make them think he's a threat to the public's safety.
If anyone has information about where he may be, they're asked to call 911.
Frazier has a criminal record that dates back to 1993, and includes convictions for theft and assault, the Grand Forks Herald says.