MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man is in custody after he allegedly fired shots at two Inver Grove Heights police officers Sunday morning.
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened near the intersection of River Road and 77th Street, where two officers had responded to a shots-fired call.
At the scene, the officers approached the suspect, identified as 39-year-old Justin Thadeus Amick, of West St. Paul, who was inside a car. But as the officers got closer, Amick pointed a gun at the officers and fired multiple shots, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows said.
Amick failed to hit the officers and appeared to have thrown his gun on the ground before speeding off, Bellows said.
Police found Amick and the car he was in a short time later at an address in West St. Paul. Amick attempted to flee police again, but officers arrested him with the help of a police dog, Bellows said.
Amick is currently being held at the Dakota County Jail on probable cause for using deadly force against a police officer and other felony charges, police said.
The case has been presented to Dakota County Attorney’s Office.