White Bear Lake police officer stabilized after shooting


WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minnesota (AP) — A White Bear Lake police officer was hospitalized Wednesday in stable condition after being shot while trying to make an arrest, police said.

Officers were trying to arrest a suspect on a domestic violence warrant at an apartment complex around 10 p.m. Tuesday when shots were fired. The officer was wounded and taken to hospital, White Bear Lake Police Capt. Phil Henry said in a statement.

The officer underwent surgery and was expected to recover, but details of the officer’s injuries were not immediately released.

The standoff continued until tactical officers, using a robot, fired gas at the suspect’s apartment, who then surrendered and was arrested around 1:00 a.m. The suspect was placed in the Ramsey County Jail.

The Minnesota Criminal Detention Bureau tweeted that it had joined the investigation. Other law enforcement agencies also responded, including SWAT teams from the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and the Saint Paul Police Department.

Nearby residents were evacuated and waited several hours in Metro Transit buses to warm up before being allowed to return to their homes.

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