Group Home Resident Fights With Police, Shot Fired

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Police say a 25-year-old resident of a Duluth group home is hospitalized after apparently being shot by an officer he assaulted and tried to disarm.

Duluth police spokesman Jim Hansen says the resident’s injury “appears to be consistent with a gunshot wound.” The male resident was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he was in critical condition Tuesday.

Police were called to the group home Monday afternoon on a report of a staff member being attacked. Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says two responding officers discovered the home was on fire and were met by the resident who attacked them and tried to disarm one officer. He says a shot was fired during the commotion.

Firefighters quickly put out the fire. The Duluth News Tribune says one of the officers was injured and taken to the hospital.

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  • Smile

    The Chief should have become a Chef.

  • Lower Middle Class man

    Why would a Gun shot victim in Duluth be airlifted all the way to HCMC – Don’t they have a hospital in Duluth???

    • Somewhere

      they have a hospital in Duluth, but it’s fully equiped to handle some injuries.

      • Somewhere

        not fully equipped

    • Dana Hoffman

      they have 2 hospitals in duluth

  • Lower Middle Class man

    Could not have said it any better

  • St Paul

    Some nursing homes and most of these group homes are not staffed properly. The minimal staff is low paid and so busy they can’t keep an eye on all the folks at the same time. Somehow we need to staff these homes better and keep them safer for patients as well as employees.

    • John

      years of Compassionate Conservitive fund cutting. Cut the funds to those in most need, then go to church to try and feel better about it.

      Hopefully Dayton will help out these programs and pay the heroes who try and help those in need a litle more.

      • mark from

        @John, BS, if you feel so sorry for these homes, sign your check over to them. So get off your high horse!

      • Carol

        John, I agree with you, however, I don’t know that Dayton has all the answers. When will these Compassionate Conservatives ever realize that there are a lot of young men and women like this 25 yr old, (most of whom are not violent, and if they are, they can’t control themselves, or the drugs they’re stuck on are causing violent behaviors). What will become of these people? They can’t “make it on their own” They absolutley depend on a compassionate society for their very day to day existence. Some people would rather keep their fat checks so they can buy even bigger houses, and go on world cruises than lifting a finger to help these poor souls.

  • Dave

    ^^ What a crock, I work in healthcare, its not a political thing you pygmies. Pathetic, and yes your savior dayton will have all the answers

    • stephene

      dayton will save us all we just need people to do there jobs

      • mark from

        @stephene, Dayton will save us!? How about getting a backbone and saving yourself and not depend on others to hold you up. I know some 17 year olds that have more character than you, here is a tissue you baby

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