Shooting in southern Minnesota leaves officer, suspect hurt
WASECA, Minn. (AP)- Officials say a police officer and a suspect have been shot and wounded in southern Minnesota.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the officer was taken by air to a hospital after Monday night’s shooting in Waseca. The suspect was transported by ambulance to the same hospital. There’s no immediate word on their conditions.
U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn identified the officer as Arik Matson. Hagedorn tweeted that he spoke with Matson’s father, who is a retired officer.
The BCA says the shooting happened after police responded to a report of a disturbance in a residential neighborhood. Waseca is 70 miles south of the Twin Cities.