St. Paul police: Suspect in custody after officer-involved shooting at Wal-Mart


St. Paul police have a suspect in custody after an officer-involved shooting at the University Avenue Walmart Sunday afternoon, according to KARE 11.

Police officials said at a Sunday evening press conference that an off-duty officer fired at an armed shoplifting suspect, WCCO reports.

The suspect aimed a weapon at the officer before running out of the store, KSTP reports.

He ran into the parking lot toward his vehicle and again pointed his gun at the officer, who had chased him outside, according to KSTP.

The suspect drove away in his pickup truck, with the officer shooting at the vehicle, and he led police on a chase before crashing about six blocks away, WCCO reports.

He then fled on foot before he was taken into custody, FOX 9 reports.

Neither the suspect nor the police officer was injured.

Police tell FOX 9 the chase ended at Edmund Avenue West and Aldine Street.

On Monday, the St. Paul Police Department identified the officer involved as Michael Tschida, a five-year veteran of the department.

He'l be placed on three-day administrative leave, as is standard for the department. Charges are pending against the suspect, who is a 34-year-old man from Tomah, Wis.

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