Alexandria, Minn. police shooting: 2 suspects found dead in snow - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

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.

  • Little Canada man charged with murder for deadly push into traffic

    Little Canada man charged with murder for deadly push into traffic

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:48:30 GMT

    A Little Canada, Minn. man accused of deliberately pushing another man into traffic has been charged with murder. Michael Merten, 41, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 47-year-old Robert Hilgren after the two got into a shoving match the night of Wednesday, Aug. 20.


    A Little Canada, Minn. man accused of deliberately pushing another man into traffic has been charged with murder. Michael Merten, 41, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 47-year-old Robert Hilgren after the two got into a shoving match the night of Wednesday, Aug. 20.


  • 5 Minnesota State Fair foods that make the most money

    5 Minnesota State Fair foods that make the most money

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:19:04 GMT
    There's a big misconception about food vendors at the Minnesota State Fair. Many people think you can set up a booth, work 12 days and make a pile of cash. But it's not that easy. Aside from a lot of hard work, it also takes some luck.
    There's a big misconception about food vendors at the Minnesota State Fair. Many people think you can set up a booth, work 12 days and make a pile of cash. But it's not that easy. Aside from a lot of hard work, it also takes some luck.
  • Boy, 11, hit by car on walk with dad in North Branch, Minn.

    Boy, 11, hit by car on walk with dad in North Branch, Minn.

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:38:36 GMT
    An 11-year-old boy is in the hospital after being hit by car in North Branch, Minn. According to the Chisago County sheriff's office, the boy and his father were walking down the street when a car drifted across the road and hit the boy.
    An 11-year-old boy is in the hospital after being hit by car in North Branch, Minn. According to the Chisago County sheriff's office, the boy and his father were walking down the street when a car drifted across the road and hit the boy.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

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