HERMANTOWN, Minn. (FOX 9) - A motorcyclist has died after leading authorities on a chase that ended in gunfire Saturday in Hermantown, Minnesota.
According to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, shortly after 3 p.m., Hermantown police officers pursued a motorcyclist who was going over 100 mph on Midway Road just past West Arrowhead Road. The officers called off their pursuit near Miller Trunk Highway and Ugstad Road.
Not long after, St. Louis County sheriff’s deputies spotted the motorcyclist near Stebner Road and Village Drive. Authorities say they pursued the suspect briefly until the motorcycle became stuck and the motorcyclist attempted to flee on foot. At one point during the encounter shots were fired. At another point the subject was struck by a squad car.
Officials rendered medical aid, but the subject was pronounced dead at the scene.
BCA crime scene personnel recovered a gun at the scene. BCA investigators will determine whether squad cameras captured the incident. Law enforcement were not wearing body cameras.
The BCA is still investigating the shooting.