Police Shooting in Hayfield
Hayfield, MN (KROC AM News) - It was quite a scene in the small Dodge County town of Hayfield Wednesday.
A large number of law enforcement officers arrived there around 4 p.m. to assist in the apprehension of a man who was wanted by the U.S. Marshals office in South Dakota for failing to register as a sex offender.
Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose says the man has a history of assaults and weapons possession and had recently made threats against law enforcement claiming he would not be arrested without a fight.
Rose says when the man was confronted by officers, he attempted to flee in a vehicle and ended up crashing into an apartment building. Rose says shots were fired by officers, hitting the vehicle.The man then took off on foot but was caught a short distance away.
One of the officers who fired a gun at the man was an Olmsted County deputy, who suffered a minor injury after apparently being struck by the man’s vehicle. he deputy has been placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated. Two squad cars and another vehicle were damaged during the incident.
Rose says the apartment building sustained extensive damage and that Dodge County Emergency Management assisted with housing for the occupants who were displaced.