Alexandria, Minn. police shooting: 2 suspects found dead in snow - KMSP-TV

2 suspects found dead in snow after officer-involved shooting in Alexandria

Posted: Updated:
Greg Kellogg | Fox 9 News Greg Kellogg | Fox 9 News
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (KMSP) -

A Douglas County sheriff's deputy is in recovery after he was shot last night outside Alexandria and two suspects who fled were later found dead in the snow.

Police said the deputy was responding to a suspicious vehicle off 50th Avenue in Hudson Township just after 9 p.m. Monday when one of the two people inside -- a 29-year-old woman and 24-year-old man, both from North Dakota -- shot and hit the deputy in the chest.

"The deputy did have a conversation with the occupants in the car," Douglas County Sheriff  Troy Wolberson said.

The deputy was wearing a bulletproof vest and was treated and released; however, without the vest, he would have been seriously injured, Wolbersen said.

PHOTOS: Shooting scene

The deputy exchanged gunfire with the two suspects until they fled in the vehicle, but the pair ultimately fled the scene on foot once their vehicle got stuck in the snow. After searching the area, police found the man and the woman dead in the snow with a pistol and long gun nearby; however, investigators won't say whether the two were hit by the deputy's return fire, took their own lives, or perhaps froze to death.

The Ramsey County medical examiner's office will later release the cause of death. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is now investigating the case.

Video: Update from the scene
Video: DNR provided snowmobiles for search

The deputy's identity has not been released; however, officials say he is a 3-year veteran.

  • New photos, bigger reward: 'We must find Ty Hoffman'

    New photos, bigger reward: 'We must find Ty Hoffman'

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:04:45 GMT
    Crime Stoppers and the Council on Crime and Justice are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction for the murder of Kelly Phillips in Arden Hills. The Ramsey County sheriff's office has identified Ty Hoffman as the suspect.
    Crime Stoppers and the Council on Crime and Justice are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction for the murder of Kelly Phillips in Arden Hills. The Ramsey County sheriff's office has identified Ty Hoffman as the suspect.
  • Minnesota mom charged for giving son cannabis oil early

    Minnesota mom charged for giving son cannabis oil early

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:28:19 GMT
    After years of watching her son suffer with the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, Angela Brown turned to medical marijuana as a last resort. It worked, but the decision has left her facing criminal charges.
    After years of watching her son suffer with the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, Angela Brown turned to medical marijuana as a last resort. It worked, but the decision has left her facing criminal charges.
  • Domestic assault charges dropped against Timberwolves forward

    Charges dropped against Dante Cunningham

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:30:29 GMT
    Charges against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham are being dropped and he plans to sue his accuser after he was arrested charged with felony domestic assault in April.
    Charges against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham are being dropped and he plans to sue his accuser after he was arrested charged with felony domestic assault in April.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices