Deputies Shoot Armed Man In Western Minnesota

GARFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies have shot a man who reportedly was armed with a shotgun and threatening others at a home in western Minnesota.

According to the Douglas County sheriff’s office, a woman called 911 Sunday night to report two unwanted guests, one of which was her son. When officers came to the home, her 30-year-old son went into the basement, refusing to cooperate. Three deputies then shot the man multiple times after the sheriff’s office says he confronted them with a gun.

Sheriff Troy Wolbersen says the suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is under guard at St. Cloud Hospital. The sheriff’s office says charges are expected, but when those charges are filed depends on his medical condition.

The deputies are on standard paid administrative leave. The Minnesota BCA is helping investigate.

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