Officer-involved shooting leaves suspects dead and a sheriff’s deputy injured

At approximately 8:48 p.m. on Saturday evening, a Wadena County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic offense near the intersection of 205th Ave. and 280th St. in North Germany Township. The vehicle eventually stopped near 205th Ave. and 270th St.

A struggle ensued between the deputy and the motorist. A second motorist then arrived on the scene and a short time later, a Sebeka Police Department officer arrived and the struggle continued. A short time later, at least one of the motorists began shooting at the officers. One of the officers returned fire. All four were struck by gunfire.

The injured deputy was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Health in Park Rapids and then transferred to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The Sebeka officer was struck in the vest and did not require medical treatment. . .

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