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Gunfire wounds Twin Cities officer, 53-year-old suspect dies, officials say

The suspect, who police said was a 53-year-old man from Roseville, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The officer remained hospitalized as of early Wednesday.

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ST. PAUL -- A Roseville, Minnesota, police officer was struck by gunfire Tuesday night while responding to a report of shots fired at a residence near Lake Owasso and the suspect died, officials say.

The officer was receiving medical treatment for a serious gunshot injury, according to police.

The suspect, who police said was a 53-year-old man from Roseville, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The officer remained hospitalized as of early Wednesday.

Police did not release information about how the suspect was injured and said they planned to provide more details about the incident later Wednesday morning.

Officers were dispatched about 7:30 p.m. to the 2900 block of West Owasso Boulevard on a report of several shots being fired from a residence, according to Deputy Chief Joe Adams of the Roseville Police Department.

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When police arrived, the suspect continued to fire at police and at neighboring homes, eventually striking an officer, according to Roseville police. Officers took the suspect into custody.

Officials said Tuesday night there was no longer a danger to the public.

Gov. Tim Walz wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning: “Awful news. Gwen and I are praying for the Roseville police officer who was injured in the line of duty last night.”

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