A Duluth police officer is on leave after discharging his gun on Saturday evening, striking a suspect in the shoulder.
The identity of the officer involved in the shooting has not been disclosed, but that person has been placed on paid administrative leave, as is customary, Duluth Chief Administrative Officer Noah Schuchman informed the Duluth City Council on Monday. He said the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigation should be completed within 60 days.
Police were responding to a 9:20 p.m. report of a physical domestic disturbance around the 100 block of West First Street when the shot was fired. The suspect, who authorities have not yet named publicly, was transported to a local hospital, where the person was treated then released into police custody. The suspect was subsequently booked at the St. Louis County Jail for probable cause of committing domestic assault, but a Sunday morning update from police said that the person would not be charged with that crime.
No information has been released regarding the events leading up to the shooting; the identity, sex, age, or race of the suspect; or whether the suspect is still in jail or will face any other charges.