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Suspect fatally shot by officer, deputy in Bemidji

November 29, 2018

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say law enforcement officers in northern Minnesota have fatally shot an armed suspect following a struggle over a gun.

Police in Bemidji say the shooting happened Wednesday about 11 p.m. after an officer made a traffic stop and determined a passenger in the vehicle had a warrant for an arrest on an undisclosed allegation. A Beltrami County sheriff’s deputy was called for backup.

Police say that as the passenger got out of the vehicle as ordered, the officer and deputy saw the suspect had a handgun. The officer and passenger struggled for control of the gun. The officer and deputy fired their weapons and struck the suspect, who died at the scene.

The deputy and officer are on standard administrative leave as the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigates.

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