On Sunday night, a St. Paul police officer who was on foot shot and wounded a suspect who allegedly tried to run the officer over with his car in an attempt to flee arrest.
Police said suspect Reginald Sutherlin, 53, was struck in the lower, rear torso. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. He was treated, released and booked within a few hours.
Officers were attempting to arrest Sutherlin after receiving a report of an alleged felony domestic assault; however, he got into his car and nearly hit an officer at about 10:15 p.m. near Earl Street North and Geranium Avenue East.
According to police, the officer was on foot and shot the suspect who continued to drive roughly one mile before crashing his car in an alleyway in the 900 block of Reaney Avenue.
Sutherlin abandoned his car and tried to escape on foot before officers caught him. He also has active warrants in the area. He is now being held at the Ramsey County jail.
No officers were hurt during the incident but the officer who shot Sutherlin is on a three-day administrative leave, which is standard for an officer involved in a shooting.
The identity of the officer has not been released.