Reporting Reg Chapman
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Hutchinson.
The shooting took place at about 8 a.m. Friday morning inside.
The shooting took place shortly after eight this morning inside an apartment complex in Hutchinson after police said they were called because a suspicious man was sleeping in the entryway of the building.
When officers arrived, there was a confrontation between that man and an officer that ended in gunfire.
Ross Olson said he was doing his homework Friday morning when he heard a loud boom.
“Soon as I heard the sirens I’m like, ‘I’m pretty sure that was a gunshot,’” he said.
Olson said within minutes officers and emergency vehicles swarmed the Fairlane Apartments where he lives.
“Never thought I would hear gunshots so close to my apartment,” he said.
The man was immediately taken to Hutchinson Health and according to the BCA, he was later transported to HCMC in Minneapolis.
Authorities are not releasing his name, where he was shot, or what condition he is in.
Hutchinson Police Chief Dan Hatten said the BCA is heading up the investigation into this officer-involved shooting. Hatten could not say if the suspicious man was armed when he was approached by officers.
Hatten said since the shooting is still under investigation and the Hutchinson police department is so small, the officer involved will stay on the job while the BCA concludes its investigation.
Neighbors said the area is usually quiet — students and the elderly are the majority of building tenants.