The name of the man shot by law enforcement at a home near Frazee on July 20 has not yet been released, and the officer involved in the shooting has not yet been identified.
The Becker County Sheriff’s Office turned the case over to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is conducting initial interviews with participants and witnesses.
Once that’s complete, the BCA will send out an update with additional details, including the names, said BCA spokeswoman Jill Oliveira.
The BCA also will determine whether a body camera or squad cameras captured the incident. Becker County deputies do not yet have body cameras, but the cameras are worn by Frazee police officers.
The man was shot by law enforcement in rural Frazee Saturday evening, July 20, after officers were called to a Burlington Township home for a welfare check, according to a previous news release from the sheriff's office.
As a result of the subject's ongoing conversations with Becker County 911 personnel, responding officers learned that the man was threatening to injure himself, and may have attempted a drug overdose. The man would not follow law enforcement commands to exit the home. After approximately 45 minutes, law enforcement entered the home, according to the release. At one point during the encounter that followed, deputies discharged tasers and a firearm, injuring the man.
The man was taken by ambulance to Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes and then airlifted to Essentia Hospital in Fargo for continued treatment, according to the release. A condition report has not been made available.
A deputy was also injured in the incident, and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes and released.
Standard procedures after any officer-involved shooting are being followed, Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander said.
In addition to the Becker County Sheriff's Office, officers with the Frazee and Detroit Lakes police departments, the Minnesota State Patrol and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources were at the scene. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office also assisted.
No additional information will be available from the sheriff’s office, Glander said. Further information will be provided by the BCA as its investigation progresses.