Officer-Involved Shooting in Bemidji leaves one Person Dead
JT Thaden | Nov 29, 2018 AT 8:38 am
BEMIDJI (KDLM) - An officer-involved shooting in Bemidji has left one person dead.
Bemidji Police indicated that Wednesday evening a Bemidji Police Officer initiated a traffic stop, during the stop the officer confirmed that the rear seat passenger had a felony warrant.
A Beltrami County Sheriff's Deputy arrived on scene to assist, during the traffic stop the rear passenger exited the vehicle and was in possession of a handgun. The officer began to struggle with the suspect for control of the handgun.
The officer and deputy discharged their weapons striking the suspect. The suspect was pronounced deceased by emergency medical services when they arrived on the scene.
The officer and deputy involved have been placed on standard administrative leave while an investigation takes place. The Bemidji Police Officer was wearing a body camera.