MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –St. Paul Police say a 53-year-old suspect was shot Sunday night and suffered non-life threatening injuries after an officer’s life was in danger during an attempted arrest.
Authorities were in the area of Earl Street North and Germaine Avenue East attempting to arrest Reginald Craig Sutherlin, who had active warrants and was suspected in a felony domestic assault case. Police attempted to take him into custody at about 10:15 p.m. Sunday, but he drove away. Police said he drove his vehicle in the immediate direction of an officer who was on foot. That officer fired at Sutherlin, who was hit and continued to flee police. He eventually crashed his vehicle in an alley on the 900 block of Reaney Avenue.
Sutherlin abandoned his vehicle before officers caught him and took him into custody. He was taken to Regions Hospital for treatment of his injuries and later transported to the Ramsey County Jail.
Authorities said no officers were injured in the incident, and the officer who shot Sutherlin is on a three-day administrative leave, which is standard procedure for these cases. That officer has not yet been identified, and the incident remains under investigation.