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St. Paul police officer shoots, injures suspect

March 22, 2014
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul police SWAT member shot and injured a suspect after he fired at police during an arrest attempt at a home on St. Paul's East Side.

Authorities say the 37-year-old suspect was taken to a hospital with noncritical injuries after he was shot in the arm about 10 a.m. Friday. St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith says no officers were injured.

The Star Tribune reports ( ) SWAT team members went to the home to arrest the man, who was wanted in connection with an aggravated assault investigation. When police entered, the man raised a gun and fired. A SWAT member returned fire and struck the suspect.

The officer, a 15-year-veteran of the department, is on standard three-day leave. The suspect and the officer have not yet been identified.


Information from: Star Tribune,



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