Fleeing felon shot while driving at officers on foot - KMSP-TV

Fleeing felon shot while driving at officers on foot

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HINCKLEY, Minn. (KMSP) -

A Pine County deputy and Minnesota State trooper shot at and injured a man at his home on Water Lily Road after he attempted to hit them with his vehicle while fleeing an arrest warrant.

The officers said they arrived at the rural home to arrest a wanted felon when a confrontation began in the yard and the man, identified as Louis Ralph Workman Jr., fled to a vehicle.

Responding officers said Workman then sped toward them despite the slippery conditions while both of them were still on foot, and they opened fire out of fear for their safety.

The Pine County Sheriff's Department reported several shots were fired by both the deputy and the trooper, and Workman was struck once in the hand but continued to flee north on Wildlife Road.

Neither officer was injured.

Officers pursued Workman for about one mile before the fleeing vehicle was forced into a ditch and Workman was arrested.

Workman, who has several aliases, is being held on the felony warrant, but further charges are pending.

The case is being handled by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension at the request of the Pine County Sheriff's Office.

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