An Anoka County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot a man who had fired a gun several times in the Blaine neighborhood on Monday night.
He was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries and his condition is unknown, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office Cmdr. Wayne Heath said in a statement Tuesday morning. The man’s identity has not been released.
According to MnCrime.com, a public safety radio traffic monitor, the man suffered a shoulder injury. Officials said he appeared to be in his 60s.
At around 10:20 a.m., Blaine police were called to the 10500 block of Quincy Drive Northeast on a report of a man firing a gun outside.
A residential neighborhood, Heath said. Officers and other law enforcement at the location responded, and more shots were fired by the suspect.
Other residents reported hearing gunshots and were asked to stay in their homes.
Law enforcement set up a perimeter in an effort to control the man, who soon fired in the direction of a house. Heath said the deputy fired several times outside, including in a residential street, before shooting him.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating a shooting involving the officer, and Blaine Police are investigating the actions of the male suspect.