GRANITE FALLS, Minn. (FOX 9) - Authorities who were trying to apprehend a wanted fugitive near Granite Falls shot the armed man, the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office says.
According to the sheriff's office, at 3:36 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, the CEE-VI Drug Task Force was attempting to arrest the wanted Minnesota Department of Corrections fugitive but during the apprehension, the man ran from his vehicle to the rural Granite Falls City Cemetery.
The sheriff's office says the man was armed and refused officers' orders.
"During the apprehension, a member of the task force shot the man," the sheriff's office said. "Emergency medical services were dispatched, provided medical care, and took the man to a metropolitan hospital."
The man is reported to be in stable condition.
The Minnesota BCA is investigating the incident.
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The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is responding to a "use-of-force" incident in western Minnesota Wednesday night.
According to the BCA, a deputy shot a man in Granite Falls, but he is expected to survive. BCA agents are responding to the scene.
The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office told FOX 9 that the deputy involved was from the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office.
Further details about the incident have not yet been released.
This story will be updated as more information is made available.