ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating an officer involved shooting that happened late Monday night in St. Cloud.
A Stearns County sheriff’s deputy and several St. Cloud police officers were investigating a possible assault shortly before midnight Monday. As part of the investigation, they attempted to make contact with the occupants of a home on the 7000 block of Northwood Lane in St. Cloud.
According to the preliminary investigation, shortly after investigators knocked on the front door, an armed male subject inside of the home broke out a window at the back of the residence and fled out of the window. Evidence at the scene is consistent with the subject’s weapon being fired. At one point the deputy fired his weapon.
The male subject sustained non-life threatening injuries. Two officers also deployed Tasers to assist in apprehending the subject.
Investigators and responding ambulance personnel provided first aid at the scene. The subject was taken by ambulance to St. Cloud Hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.
BCA crime scene personnel recovered a handgun at the scene.
Neither the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office nor St. Cloud Police Department use body cameras. Investigators will determine whether squad cameras captured video of the incident.
The Stearns County deputy and four St. Cloud officers are on standard administrative leave.
The BCA is in the very early stages of its investigation. The BCA will provide additional information about the incident, including the officers’ and subject’s names, once the initial round of interviews with incident participants and any witnesses is complete.
As it does in all investigations, the BCA will present its findings without recommendations to the county attorney for review once the investigation is complete.