Man arrested after wounding 3 people in Albert Lea shooting


ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — Albert Lea authorities say they have arrested a 21-year-old man accused of shooting three people, including a police officer. Police responded to a noise complaint at an apartment complex shortly before 2:30 a.m. Sunday. The Albert Lea Tribune reports that the officer suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was treated and released at a local hospital. The other victims were a 52-year-old man and a 38-year-old man, both of Albert Lea. Their conditions are not known. The suspect was arrested after a nearly 9-hour standoff with police.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz today released the following statement regarding the situation Sunday.

 “Our thoughts are with the Minnesotans who were hurt in the shooting in Albert Lea this morning,” Walz said.

 “Thank you to the law enforcement officers, including both local teams and our State Patrol troopers and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents, who worked to keep Albert Lea residents safe from further harm. This situation could have been significantly worse, but the suspect is now in custody.

 “We know that one Albert Lea police officer was injured today, and the First Lady and I wish them a quick recovery. Thank you for your bravery and service.”