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Police: Cop Accidentally Shoots Fellow Officer, Suspect Arrested

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Update: Sgt. Steven McCarty of the Minneapolis Police said that the suspect, Roosevelt Montgomery, was finally arrested in Golden Valley. No other details have been released on his arrest.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis police officer is in stable condition after a bullet from another officer’s gun hit him in the leg Friday night while police were shooting at two pit pulls during an attempted arrest.

The officer suffered the bullet around 10 p.m. at a house on a 1600 block of Ilion Ave. N, Inspector Mike Martin said. Police pulled up to the house, hoping to assist the Department of Corrections on a fugitive warrant, when the suspect ran out of the back and two pit bulls charged police.

Police shot and killed one of the dogs. It was during this exchange that the officer was either accidently shot by another officer or a bullet fired by another officer ricocheted off something and hit the victim, according to Sgt. Stephen McCarty.

Authorities are investigating the incident, and there is no record of anyone being put on administrative leave, McCarty said.

The wounded officer is recovering at North Memorial Medical Center. He is expected to make a full recovery.

McCarty said the wounded officer has worked with Minneapolis police since 2006.

On Saturday evening, Sgt. Steven McCarty of the Minneapolis Police said that the suspect, Roosevelt Montgomery, was finally arrested in Golden Valley. No other details have been released on his arrest.

Montgomery has a criminal history that consists of domestic assault, assault and terroristic threats.

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