Authorities ID Man Suspected Of Shooting Deputy
PERLEY, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Minnesota say a 19-year-old man from Fertile is under arrest for shooting a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the Norman County deputy was wearing a bullet-resistant vest and was treated and released from a hospital.
The BCA says the deputy was conducting a traffic stop about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday near Perley. The deputy was arresting an 18-year-old man on a warrant when the man's brother shot the deputy in the back.
The officer returned fire, but the suspect fled in the vehicle. He was arrested about two hours later at a vacant farm about three miles north of the shooting.
The deputy's name was not released. He's on standard administrative leave. The BCA is investigating.