2 dead, 2 officers struck in police shooting in Wadena County

Authorities are investigating a police shooting that left two people dead and a deputy injured in Wadena County, Minnesota.

According to the sheriff's office, at about 8:48 p.m. Saturday, deputies tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic offense near the intersection of 205th Avenue and 280th
Street in North Germany Township. The vehicle eventually stopped near 205th Ave and 270th St.

During the stop, a struggle ensued between the deputy and the driver. Another driver then arrived on scene and a short time later, a Sebeka police officer arrived, and the struggled continued. At least one of the drivers began shooting at the officers, and one of the officers returned fire. All four were struck by gunfire.

The injured deputy was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Sunday afternoon, the BCA said he had been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home. The Sebeka officer was struck in the vest and did not require medical treatment.

One of the two other people who were shot died at the scene. The other was taken to the hospital where they later died.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the shooting.