ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating after a man‘s gun went off and shot him during a police pat down, early Friday morning.
The BCA says the incident happened around 1:15 a.m. near 1100 block of York Avenue when Saint Paul police stopped two people behaving suspiciously.
While police were investigating, they detained one man. While patting the man down, a gun he was carrying went off and shot him in the leg.
Police called an ambulance, which took the man to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say the man in currently under arrest for being a felon in possession of a firearm.