ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – St. Paul Police said Wednesday that several pounds of methamphetamine and marijuana were each recovered from a suspected vehicle involved in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday night.

The incident started just before 6 p.m. when police attempted to stop a vehicle near Interstate 94 and Dale Street that they believe was involved in a drug investigation. During the traffic stop, one man brandished a gun, forcing an officer to fire his weapon. The suspect was hit and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries at Regions Hospital.

A total of four suspects were arrested during the incident. A second vehicle associated with the incident fled the scene and was found abandoned about an hour later. Two men believed to be in that vehicle were arrested without incident at a restaurant.

St. Paul Police identified the officer involved as Brian Wanschura, a three-year veteran of the department. He was put on a two-day administrative leave, which is standard procedure in these incidents.

The four suspects, who are currently in custody, were identified as 23-year-old Miguel Villa Lorenzano, 24-year-old Albert Diaz Huerta, 27-year-old Juan Ayala Gutierrez and 27-year-old Basurto Monano Eustaquio.

Comments (14)
  1. Kevin says:

    I-35 is a major roadway used by the Mexican Cartell. MN is a sanctuary state….hence a huge Mexican population and a huge Cartell route.

    1. alligator says:

      EXACTLY…..thanks to organized religion, mayor Ryback and the mpls city council…….bunch of dam idiots saddle the populace with these issues because of their “visions” and “ideals”.

  2. j speedbag 64 says:

    between these 3 guys there’s probably 30 kids in the metro all on the welfare rolls food stamps free medical you name it …food shelves ugh…

  3. tom says:

    check their addresses and go after who over is living there and if found to be here illegally deport them, it will be a start.

  4. bad boys says:

    Those guys are huge!

    1. Kevin says:

      Indeed…and they have no life in their eyes……a cartel dream.

  5. Mn tax payer says:

    Deport Deport Deport!!! Save us tax payers some money already! I will personally pay for their rides home rather than their food and board not to mention legal representation…enough already!

    1. imhungary says:

      Dude, whatever…..just have them make me a taco.

    2. g8bbgg says:

      Everyone is saying deport all of four of them, why they will just come back next week. I say lock them up and let Lena cook all of their meals, bland food in a white sauce fed to Mexican inmates. It was their choice to come to Minnesota, a land of Swedes and Norwegians….

  6. Andy says:

    I bet the drugs were planted because the illegal shooting needed to be justified.

    1. g8bbgg says:

      Andy go back to your meth pipe

  7. chris says:

    Taxpayers should be concerned about the wasteful failure called war on drugs

  8. Heh says:

    …wait. All these comments and NO ONE notices that lazy eye?

  9. muah says:

    “mn tax payer” i hope that forgive you for wishing bad thigs to others..and i you dont know an what to spend your money other than paying for their ride donate to all the people that are dying in africa.. now for j speedbag 64 your just hating because you can’t get welfere and food stams.. and please people stop hating no wonder why the world is how its…

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