Authorities have identified the fugitive who they say refused to drop his weapon and was shot by a drug task force officer Wednesday in western Minnesota.
Dylan McKaide Anderson-Butler is considered a fugitive for alleged violations of his intensive supervised release conditions, said Department of Corrections spokesperson Andy Skoogman in an email Thursday.
Personnel with the CEE-VI (Cooperative Enforcement Effort) Drug Task Force were attempting to apprehend Anderson-Butler, who was wanted by the state Department of Corrections, while he was in a vehicle, but he fled on foot into the Granite Falls City Cemetery on SE. 35th Street.
The encounter occurred about 3:35 p.m. Wednesday northeast of Granite Falls and ended with Anderson-Butler being taken by emergency responders to a Twin Cities hospital, the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office said.
According to Sheriff Derek Olson:
While possessing a weapon, Anderson-Butler "refused to follow commands," Olson said. "During the apprehension, a member of the task force shot [Anderson-Butler]."
Emergency medical services tended to Anderson-Butler before he was hospitalized in stable condition.
According to Skoogman, Anderson-Butler has "extensive" past offenses related to drugs and was most recently released from prison to supervised release in July.
The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has begun an investigation and is expected to provided further details.
The CEE-VI Drug Task Force consists of the counties of Swift, Meeker, Chippewa, Yellow Medicine and Kandiyohi, along with local police departments within the five-county area.
Star Tribune staff writer Greta Kaul contributed to this story.