Robbery suspect believed to be surrounded by police in Cook County
GRAND MARAIS - Law enforcement appears close to arresting a fugitive hiding in Cook County. After two days of searching, officers believed they had Quincy Adam Pederson, 38, surrounded this afternoon. Pederson is suspected in the robbery of a Twi...
GRAND MARAIS - Law enforcement appears close to arresting a fugitive hiding in Cook County.
After two days of searching, officers believed they had Quincy Adam Pederson, 38, surrounded this afternoon.
Pederson is suspected in the robbery of a Twin Cities restaurant last Wednesday. A few minutes after the robbery, a driver fired 10 shots at a police officer attempting to stop a suspect van. The squad was hit three times.
Police began the search after a person they believe was Pederson fled from a traffic stop in Cook County Monday night.
Details are sketchy, but officers with the Minnesota State Patrol and Cook County Sheriff's Department were involved in a shooting this afternoon, State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Baker said shortly after 4 p.m.
Baker did not know if anyone was injured in the shooting. He believed the person involved in the shooting was Quincy Adam Pederson, 38, who authorities suspected of robbing a restaurant and shooting about 10 bullets at a police officer in the metro area last week.
According to the Cook County Sheriff's Office, a Subway in North St. Paul was robbed shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday. A few minutes later, a Maplewood police officer attempted to stop a van driven by someone who resembled the suspect. Rather than stop, the driver fled and fired about 10 shots, hitting the squad three times. The van later was found, but the suspect and firearm, believed to be a Beretta 9 mm, have not been found.
Police believe Pederson stole a white 1998 Ford Expedition with a Minnesota DNR emblem on the front door and license plate EN1887 in St. Paul.
About 9:30 p.m. Sunday, a Cook County deputy attempted to stop a white Ford Expedition with Minnesota plates RVJ 161, but the driver fled and the deputy lost sight of the vehicle in the Caribou Lake area. The plates were stolen from a vehicle in Pine County on Friday. It is possible that the driver is Pederson.
Pederson has lived in Grand Marais, St. Paul and California.