Man shot and killed by police in western Minn.

DONNELLY, Minn. - The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer involved shooting that resulted in a man's death.

Authorities say a Stevens County Sheriff's Office deputy was responding to a report of an erratic driver in Donnelly, Minn. Friday morning.

The deputy found a man slumped over in a pick-up truck stopped on Main Street.

According to a news release: "The deputy made contact with the driver and identified him with his driver's license."

Authorities say the man then took off in the truck.

Traverse and Grant County deputies, Morris and Wheaton police officers and a Minnesota State Patrol trooper chased the man through three counties.

During the chase, the pick-up truck hit a Morris Police Department squad and the man fired shots at pursuing squad cars.

Eventually, the squad cars stopped the truck around 8:35 a.m. on Highway 27 near County Road 6 using the PIT maneuver.

According to the BCA's preliminary investigation, officers tried to negotiate with the man for several minutes.

Authorities say the man ignored the officers and got out of the truck with a handgun.

The man ran towards a field on the west side of the highway.

The officer chased him and cut him off before he could reach a wooded area.

Authorities say the man pointed the gun at the officers and an officer shot the man.

The man died before he could be taken to the hospital.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office is expected to conduct the autopsy.


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