ROSEVILLE, Minn. (FOX 9) - A Roseville police officer was injured after shots were fired Tuesday evening at a home near Lake Owasso, according to Roseville Police. The man who shot at police, a 53-year-old from Roseville, was also injured and later died at the hospital.
Officers were called to the 3300 block of Owasso Boulevard around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, for a report of shots fired. Once on scene, police say the suspect continued to shoot at officers and neighboring homes, with the officer being shot in the process.
According to the Roseville police, the officer, who has not been identified, was shot in the face. Fellow officers got the injured officer into a squad car and transported him to a nearby hospital. The officer is expected to survive the shooting.
The suspect continued firing shots during the incident that lasted for an hour and covered several blocks. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is still processing the scene, but police say the suspect fired around 100 rounds from a "scoped rifle."
It's unclear if law enforcement shot the suspect or if his injury was self-inflicted.
During a press conference, Roseville Police, who are not naming the suspect yet, said he was known to police and had been involved in about 15 calls in the past.
Police confirmed body-worn footage exists, but has not been released yet.