Officer involved shooting in Bemidji

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

BEMIDJI– One is dead after an officer involved shooting incident in Bemidji last night. According to a release from the Bemidji Police Department, an officer stopped a vehicle around 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, with a Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputy arriving on the scene moments later.

During the stop, the officer confirmed a rear-seat passenger had a felony warrant. When asked to exit the vehicle, the passenger appeared to be in possession of a handgun. A struggle ensued for control of the weapon, and both the deputy and officer shot and struck the subject. Paramedics arrived on scene and confirmed the subject was dead.

The officer and deputy, who have not yet been named, have been placed on standard administrative leave. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will conduct an independent investigation into this case.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s