Shots fired at law enforcement officers in two separate incidents


At least two people were injured after separate incidents where a suspect fired shots at law enforcement officers.

A man was shot in the arm during a shootout with a St. Paul SWAT team, authorities said, when they entered his home to serve an arrest warrant, the Pioneer Press reports.

And one suspect was taken to the hospital after shots were fired at a Hubbard County deputy during a high-speed police chase involving a stolen squad car, authorities said, according to Park Rapids Enterprise.

No law enforcement officers were injured in either incident.

In the metro, the St. Paul SWAT team entered a house at about 10 a.m. on the 600 block of Maryland Ave. E, reports WCCO. The officers were planning to arrest a 37-year-old St. Paul man in connection with an aggravated assault from earlier in the week.

That happened Tuesday afternoon, less than a block away from the man's house, the Pioneer Press reports. According to the paper, investigators say a man with a handgun fired two or three shots, then ran through several yards to get away.

When the team entered the suspect's home Friday, police say the man raised a gun and fired at officers, the Star Tribune reports. A SWAT team member returned fire, striking the suspect in the arm. The suspect has not been identified.

The officer who shot the suspect was put on three-day administrative leave, as is standard procedure, the Pioneer Press says. He is a 15-year veteran of the force.

St. Paul police are investigating.

In the shooting up north, Hubbard County deputies were pursuing a stolen squad car along County Road 44 in Becker County, just west of Two Inlets, Minnesota, the Enterprise reports. The chase reached high speeds and lasted for about an hour; at one point a suspect in the stolen vehicle fired shots at the pursuing deputy with a stolen rifle, the paper says.

It is not known how many people were in the stolen squad vehicle, nor is it known if the deputy fired back, the paper reports. Chief Dep. Scott Parks tells the publication it is under investigation and he can not give out information.

It is also unclear, the paper says, whether the one known suspect injured after the high-speed chase was hurt during the gunfire or his arrest. He was taken to St. Joseph's Area Health Services.

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