St. Paul police have released the name of the on-foot officer who shot and wounded a suspect who allegedly tried to run him over with his car to avoid arrest.
At roughly 10:15 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul police officer Mark Farrington, a 12-year veteran, was attempting to arrest suspect Reginald Sutherlin, 53, on felony domestic assault near Earl Street North and Geranium Avenue East. Sutherlin allegedly drove at Farrington, who shot and struck Sutherlin in the lower, rear torso. Sutherlin was treated, released and booked within a few hours after the incident.
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.