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Litchfield man shot by police undergoes additional surgery, remains in critical condition

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A 23-year-old man remains in critical condition following surgery Monday at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis after being shot Sunday by a Litchfield police officer.

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The name of the shooting suspect has not been released by Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension or the Litchfield Police Department. Media reports have identified the man as Cassidy Loch, 23.

The BCA has reported that a 23-year-old man was shot by a Litchfield police officer Sunday about 1:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Litchfield Avenue S. Police were reportedly called to the Litchfield home due to a man attempting to drive drunk, whose vehicle had become stuck in a ditch. The man then reportedly approached a police officer, they exchanged words and the man was shot multiple times by the police officer.

The man shot was airlifted to HCMC Sunday, underwent additional surgery Monday and remains in critical condition.

The Litchfield Police are not commenting on the case. The officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure in such cases.

The BCA is investigating the case at the request of the Litchfield Police Department. A BCA spokeswoman told the Tribune the agency has not interviewed the suspect and will not release his name or more details until he is interviewed.

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