Polk County deputy injured in shooting
CROOKSTON - A man who shot but did not wound a Polk County sheriff's deputy near Crookston on Thursday afternoon is in custody, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
CROOKSTON - A man who shot but did not wound a Polk County sheriff’s deputy near Crookston on Thursday afternoon is in custody, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Deputies were talking with residents at a home on Perry Farms near U.S. Highway 75 about two miles south of Crookston in northwest Minnesota, about 1 p.m. Thursday, when the man began firing on the group from within the home, the bureau said in a press release.
Law enforcement from Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Crookston Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol responded to a 911 call reporting shots fired inside the home.
One of the deputies, whose name has not been released, was struck. He was wearing a bulletproof vest and was not injured, the press release states.
The release did not name the man who fired shots, but said he sustained non-life-threatening injuries. It is unclear how the man was injured and by whom.
“Shots were exchanged, during which time the suspect was injured,” the release states.
The man was taken to the jail in Crookston after being treated for his injuries at the Riverview Hospital in Crookston. No one else is being sought in connection to the shooting.