State authorities have identified the sheriff’s deputy who shot a wanted felon on the Iron Range after the armed suspect led authorities on a chase.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said Friday that the deputy who wounded the suspect is Tim Officer, who has been with the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office for 19 years.
Aaron L. Boshey, 27, last believed to have resided in Virginia, Minn., was being treated for his injuries at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Authorities have not revealed his condition, but they said he’s expected to survive his wounds.
According to the BCA:
Early on Tuesday, Virginia police officers attempted to pull over Boshey’s vehicle near Eveleth because of a warrant filed against him for being felon in possession of a gun. Boshey fled, leading officers from several agencies on a 17-minute pursuit that ended west of Eveleth at Hwy. 101 and Admiral Road, where Boshey’s vehicle became stuck.
Boshey fled into the woods carrying a handgun and wearing a bullet-resistant vest. Officer shot Boshey, and he walked out of the woods and surrendered.
Boshey’s criminal history in Minnesota includes several convictions for drug possession, along with others for disorderly conduct and fleeing police.
Officer is on standard administrative leave as the BCA’s investigation continues. Once complete, the BCA’s findings will turn its findings over to the St. Louis County attorney’s office for review of whether Officer’s actions were justified.