Video above is raw dash camera footage released by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 8
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office says a man is dead after shooting at law enforcement in Mounds View, then being struck by a squad SUV.
According to the sheriff’s office, the man was a domestic assault suspect who allegedly fired a gun at the AmericInn on Mounds View Boulevard around 10:40 a.m. Responding officers found the man on the 5200 block of Pinewood Court, where he allegedly raised a handgun and fired at approaching squad vehicles.
One of the bullets hit a Mounds View officer’s squad just above the driver’s side windshield, another hit just below a Ramsey County deputy’s windshield. Bullet holes were found in both of the vehicles.
After the deputy’s squad was hit, he struck the man with his vehicle, knocking him through a fence. The sheriff’s office said that the deputy feared for his life and that of others.
Once the man was on the ground, officers gave him emergency aid. An ambulance then brought him to Hennepin Healthcare, where he later died.
The sheriff’s office says that a “cocked handgun” was recovered at the scene.
Lexi Imholte, who lives at the home where the fence was knocked down, said she heard the two gunshots.
“I grabbed my dogs and rushed them upstairs to my mom’s room,” she said. “Right away, I was really scared and kind of in shock.”
Local police and the sheriff’s office are investigating the domestic assault allegations and the shooting at the two officers. Investigators say the alleged domestic assault victim is safe.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the deputy’s use of force.
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