ST. PAUL, Minnesota — St. Paul police said a man was in critical condition Sunday morning after he was shot by an officer who believed the man had a handgun, while another man in a nearby home was grazed by a bullet.
Police said they were called to a suspected church burglary in the Merriam Park area, and officers saw a suspicious car leaving.
Minnesota Public Radio News reported (http://bit.ly/1ilGFlS ) that police followed, but a passenger got out and ran. A St. Paul sergeant believed the man had a handgun and fired multiple times.
The suspect was hit at least once and was in critical condition at a local hospital.
"We're not going to elaborate on the injuries at this time," said police Sgt. Paul Paulos.
An occupant of a nearby home was grazed by a bullet. Paulos did not elaborate on that man's injuries, but said he declined medical attention at the scene.
"We don't know whether it came from the suspect or the officer's handgun," Paulos said, adding that a gun that did not belong to police was found. It was not clear how many shots were fired.
The incident is under investigation.
The officer who fired his weapon will be put on administrative leave, which is standard.
Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mprnews.org