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Minnesota Officer Shot By Active Shooter In Residential Area

Roseville, MN – A Roseville police officer was shot while trying to apprehend a gunman who was firing at houses in a residential area on Tuesday night.

The incident began at approximately 7:30 p.m. on April 5, when the Roseville Police Department (RPD) received a report of shots fired in the area of Victoria Street North and West Owasso Boulevard, KSTP reported.

They arrived to discover a 53-year-old man had been shooting at neighboring homes, KMSP reported.

“All of a sudden I saw lots of squad cars,” resident Mike Heffernan told KSTP. “Typically, doesn’t happen in this area. Raise of concern and they, just kept on coming. Heard some gunshots. Officers just kept coming and coming and there was a fire truck and they were coming out and they were full gear.”

The gunman continued shooting at nearby houses and also opened fire on responding officers, according to police.

One Roseville police officer was struck by gunfire, KMSP reported.

He was rushed to a local hospital suffering from a “serious gunshot injury,” the RPD tweeted Tuesday night.

A source later told KMSP the officer is expected to survive, although the RPD has not released additional information about the wounded hero’s condition.

The gunman was also injured during the incident, but it is unclear whether or not police returned fire or if the suspect injured himself.

The unidentified suspect was transported to a local hospital, where he later died, KTSP reported.

Information about what led up to the shooting has not been released.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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