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Bruce Gordon, Director of Communications
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2020
BCA Investigating after Officer Shot in St. Cloud

The BCA has identified the officer who sustained a gunshot wound during an incident on Monday, June 15, in St. Cloud. Officer Ryan Priebe has been with the St. Cloud Police Department since 2006. Officer Priebe was released from St. Cloud Hospital on Monday and remains on standard paid administrative leave. Officer Priebe also discharged his Taser during the incident. He was the only officer on the scene at the time of the incident.

Sumaree Dashon Bosse was charged on June 17 with first degree assault of a peace officer. Mr. Bosse has been released from St. Cloud Hospital and is currently in the Stearns County Jail.

The BCA investigation of the incident is ongoing. When the investigation is complete, the BCA will turn its findings over without recommendation to the Stearns County Attorney’s Office for review.


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ST. CLOUD — An officer suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and a suspect was arrested following an early morning incident in St Cloud. The St. Cloud Police Department requested the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) investigate the incident.


According to preliminary information from the St. Cloud Police Department, officers responded to reports of an individual with a handgun at a gas station in the 900 block on 10th Avenue South at about 12:09 a.m. today. Officers attempted to stop and detain the 18-year-old male suspect when he fled on foot. Officers chased the suspect and caught him in the 1000 block of 10th Avenue South. During a physical struggle, the suspect produced a handgun. The arresting officer suffered a gunshot wound to the hand.  

One gun was recovered at the scene. Another gun was recovered in the yard of a residence near the incident scene. 

Both the officer and suspect were transported to St. Cloud Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Sumaree Dashon Bosse, 18, of St. Cloud, was arrested on probable cause Second Degree Assault. He will be booked into the Stearns County Jail following his release from the hospital. Formal charges will be filed by the Stearns County Attorney’s office.

Four St. Cloud police officers are on standard paid administrative leave. The names of the officers will be released once the initial round of interviews is complete.

There is no body cam footage, and dash cam video did not capture the incident. BCA agents will review nearby surveillance and Taser video as part of their investigation. 

The BCA is in the very early stages of its investigation. Once completed, the BCA will present its findings without recommendation to the Stearns County Attorney’s Office for review. 

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