MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Three people who died Thursday during a shooting outside a day care in Nevis, including the suspect, have been identified.

Heidi Eve Pierce, 40, of Akeley, died of homicide due to a gunshot wound; Candi Cheryl Goochey, 37, of Akeley, died of homicide due to a gunshot wound; and Bryce Anthony Bellomo, 34, of Nevis, died by suicide due to a gunshot wound.

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Candi Cheryl Goochey (credit: Facebook)

The incident, which occurred just before 8 p.m. Thursday, also left one officer injured.

Heidi Eve Pierce (credit: Facebook)

When deputies responded, they found a woman dead when they got there. The suspect had already fled. Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes told WCCO-TV the shooter took another woman hostage when he fled the daycare and later shot her as well. Deputies spotted the man’s vehicle north of Nevis and a pursuit ensued.

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During the chase, which lasted about 20 minutes across a number of icy roads, the suspect fired at law enforcement vehicles and wounded a sheriff’s deputy. The man drove his vehicle into a ditch on County Road 119, and he then got out and exchanged gunfire with deputies.

Bryce Anthony Bellomo (credit: Facebook)

Hubbard County deputies did return fire, and the suspect got back into his vehicle. He was later found deceased by officers.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the officer-involved shooting. The BCA is in the process of conducting interviews with incident participants and witnesses.

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Additional information, including the names of the deputies, will be released once those interviews are completed.