Two South South St. Paul Officers Wounded by Man With Shotgun
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities now say two South St. Paul police officers were wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a group home resident.
While authorities initially said one officer was wounded, South St. Paul Police Chief William Messerich and Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie said at a news conference later Thursday that two officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Messerich says the officers went to the group home on a report of a missing resident, who then turned up and opened fire with a shotgun. He says the officers returned fire but did not hit the suspect, who dropped the gun and was arrested.
Leslie says one officer was in stable condition with a shoulder injury. The other was hit in the leg but did not need hospitalization.
The suspect is being held on suspicion of attempted murder.