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Bruce Gordon, Director of Communications
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Jill Oliveira  651-793-2726
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2021
BCA Update on Officer Involved Shooting in Wadena County

​​SAINT PAUL – The BCA is continuing its investigation of the officer involved shooting that happened on Saturday night in North Germany Township, during which four people were shot.

The names of the two people who died during the incident will be released once autopsies have been completed and families have been notified.

The Wadena County Sheriff's Office deputy who was shot during the incident was released from the hospital on Sunday afternoon and is recovering at home.

The deputy and the Sebeka Police Officer who was shot in the vest will be identified once the BCA has completed initial interviews.

The Wadena County Sheriff's Office released information about the incident early Sunday morning.

The BCA will determine whether the incident was captured on dash cameras and body worn cameras.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Once the investigation is complete, the BCA will present its findings without recommendation to the Wadena County Attorney's Office for review.

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