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Pope County Officer Involved Shooting Update


Pope County Press Release Updating on Officer-Involved Incident
Shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, officers from the Glenwood and Starbuck Police Departments and the Pope County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residential address in Cyrus on a domestic call.
At one point during the attempted arrest, there was an exchange of gunfire between officers and a man at the home. One Starbuck officer and two Pope County Deputy Sheriffs were struck by gunfire. The Starbuck officer was injured but was not hospitalized. One Pope County Sheriff’s Deputy was treated for injuries and released. The other Deputy arrived at the medical facility in critical condition and later passed away from his injuries.
The subject, a man, was also struck and killed during the exchange of gunfire. There is no continuing threat to the public at this time.
The Pope County Sheriff’s Office asked the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to investigate this incident. Further information about the investigation will come from that agency.
The Pope County Sheriff’s Office and the Starbuck Police Department will hold a joint press conference today, Sunday, April 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the Glenwood Police Department at 137 Minnesota Ave. East in Glenwood.