NEVIS-A law enforcement officer was reportedly shot by a suspect during a pursuit about 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, southeast of Nevis.

According to police scanner reports, a male suspect armed with a firearm fled the scene on foot. A dispatcher called for assistance from the Cass County Sheriff's Office, as the incident occurred near the Hubbard-Cass county line on the 27000 block of Hubbard County Road 119, near the intersection with 190th Street. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch confirmed his office was assisting Hubbard County, but said he could not comment further.

Officers set up a perimeter to locate the suspect. Wadena County responded with a K-9 unit, the scanner reported.

Responders called for air care, but were informed the helicopter could not fly due to weather conditions.

About 9:30 p.m., officials established the Nevis Fire Hall as home base for the incident response. At 9:37 p.m., a dispatcher noted Cass County law enforcement would assist Hubbard County, should another emergency call occur.

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UPDATE: This story was updated to correctly identify which direction from Nevis the shooting reportedly occurred. The Dispatch regrets the error.