A Morrison County deputy seriously injured a domestic violence suspect on Wednesday by shooting the person with a beanbag round, according to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Deputies responded to a call of a knife-wielding suspect around 4:15 p.m. and found the person’s vehicle stuck in a field, with the person having fled the scene, outside the central Minnesota town of Genola. After a short standoff, a deputy fired the beanbag round — a common form of less-lethal force used by law enforcement.
The suspect, not yet identified, was taken to nearby St. Gabriel’s Hospital, then airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital and eventually transferred to HCMC in Minneapolis for treatment.
BCA agents are investigating the use of force. There is no body-camera video of the incident, and it’s still unclear if it was captured on police dash camera. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the domestic violence report.