SABIN, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two Clay County sheriff’s deputies involved in the shooting of a 19-year-old man in Sabin.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension identifies the officers as Deputy Ryan Sinclair and Sgt. Gabriel Tweten. The agency says Sinclair fired his gun.READ MORE: Osakis Turns Out For Beloved Coach & Widower Who Leaves Behind 3 Boys
Deputies were called Saturday night on a report of a suicidal man with a knife. Investigators say the deputies found the man, who ignored orders to drop the knife and punched Tweten, knocking a Taser from his hands.
The 19-year-old grabbed the stun gun and fired, striking Sinclair, who shot and struck the man.READ MORE: New Car Market Delays Drive Used Car Prices To Spike By Thousands
The man was treated at a Fargo, North Dakota, hospital and is now in the Clay County Jail, pending charges.
Both deputies are on standard administrative leave. The BCA is investigating.MORE NEWS: 1 Killed, 2 Seriously Injured In Head-On Collision Near Hinckley
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