An Anoka County Sheriff's deputy shot a man who allegedly fired a gun several times in a Blaine neighborhood late Monday, according to police.
Blaine police officers and other law enforcement went to the area of 106th Avenue and NE. Quincy Drive about 10:15 p.m. after residents called 911 to report a man firing a gun. The suspect fired additional shots after law enforcement arrived, said Sheriff's Cmdr. Wayne Heath.
Police set up a perimeter to contain the suspect and advised residents to shelter in place as the man continued to shoot, Heath said.
Marilynn Rudolph, who lives across the street on Quincey and two houses up from where shots rang out, was watching TV with her husband when the commotion started.
"I looked at my husband and asked, 'was that a gunshot?'" she said Tuesday morning. "We were not sure at first. We looked out the living room window but could not see much because it was dark. It was not until later that we figured out where it was coming from."
Over the next 45 minutes, Rudolph said she heard several gun shots.
"He'd fire one or two, then it would get quiet," she said. "Then there was another gun shot."
Rudolph, who has lived in the neighborhood for 20 years, said the area is usually quiet. The incident "made me nervous."
At one time, the suspect shot in the direction of a residence, Heath said.
A sheriff's deputy ultimately fired a weapon at the suspect and hit him, the commander said.
The suspect was taken to the hospital. His condition was not immediately known. Police gave no other information about the suspect and a portion of Quincy Drive remained blocked off.
Crime tape remained up early Tuesday as the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension continued to investigate.
Heath said there is no further threat to the public.
Tim Harlow • 612-673-7768