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Sheriff's deputy shoots Winona County suspect in Dover

DOVER, Minnesota (WXOW) - A Winona County suspect involved in a domestic disturbance is in the hospital after he's shot by a sheriff's deputy.

It all started Monday around 1:45 a.m. in Winona County when deputies responded to a domestic disturbance. The suspect, believed to be armed with a handgun, fled the scene and headed for Olmsted County.

Just before 2:30 a.m., Olmsted County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a camper in Dover near 6th Street and 6th Court SE. The suspect was hiding underneath the camper.

The suspect came out and charged the deputies. One deputy fired a non-lethal round and hit the suspect.

Olmsted County Sheriff Dave Mueller told Rochester TV station KTTC that the non-lethal round was fired from a shotgun.  "What it ends up being is something that is attempting to be able to stop someone instead of something that would actually kill someone.  This is intended to stop them."

Although described as a non-lethal round, the suspect was injured severely enough to have the Mayo One helicopter respond to the scene around 3:15 a.m. and transport the suspect to Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

His condition is not been released.

Law enforcement has not yet released the suspect's name at this time, except to say he is a Winona County resident in his mid-20's.

Two Olmsted County Sheriff's Deputies involved in the shooting are on administrative leave, which is standard procedure following an event like this.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was at the scene in Dover investigating the incident.


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