The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension "is investigating an officer-involved shooting incident" that resulted in the death of a person shortly after 2 p.m. Friday afternoon in Pine County, according to a press release issued Friday night.
The Pine County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call from someone who alleged to be the victim of a domestic dispute at Grand Casino Hinckley. Responding deputies spotted the suspect's vehicle and began to pursue it.
According to a BCA report, the suspect's vehicle went the wrong way on an entrance ramp to U.S. Interstate 35 and proceeded to drive southward in the northbound lane. A sheriff's deputy fired a gun, striking the suspect, but the vehicle continued to roll forward, striking an oncoming vehicle before it came to a rest in the median.
Deputies attempted to provide medical, life-saving assistance, but when emergency medical technicians arrived on the scene, they pronounced the suspect dead. The body of the suspect has been transported to the Midwest Medical Examiners Office for identification and to undergo an autopsy.
Neither the victim of the alleged domestic incident nor the driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision was seriously injured, according to the report.
The shot is believed to have been fired in a northbound lane around U.S. Interstate 35 marker 180, near the Mora exit.
No officers were injured.
The BCA will review body camera and squad car camera recordings of the incident and will interview involved parties, including any witnesses. After completing an investigation, the BCA will share its findings with the Pine County Attorney's Office.
This story was updated at 11:35 p.m. Oct. 9 with additional details from authorities, including the sequence of events. It was originally posted at 6 p.m. Oct. 9.