Grand Rapids officer on leave after chase shooting; Teen booked - KMSP-TV

Grand Rapids, Minn., officer on leave after chase shooting; Teen arrested

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A three-year veteran of the Grand Rapids Police Department has been placed on leave after an he fired his duty weapon at a suspect vehicle during a high-speed pursuit on the Fourth of July.

According to a release, deputies with the Itasca County Sheriff's Office were chasing a vehicle at about 5:35 p.m. when they requested assistance from authorities in Grand Rapids.

When the vehicle entered the Grand Rapids city limits, it was encountered by local officers -- including Officer William Saw, who shot at the vehicle.

Officials say the suspect vehicle intentionally tried to ram and run both patrol units and civilian vehicles off the road during the pursuit.

Neither Saw nor the suspect were injured in the shooting, according to police.

Eventually, officers were able to take a 17-year-old boy into custody in connection with the pursuit. He is currently being held at the Itaskin Juvenile Detention Center awaiting formal charges.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Itasca County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate the incident.

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