RED WING, Minn. — Officials are investigating after a deputy discharged their weapon Tuesday in connection with a traffic crash in Red Wing
According to the City of Red Wing, a deputy with the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office found a damaged vehicle in a city owned parking lot along Levee Road. The deputy said they believed the vehicle was involved in a crash. A man was seen walking away from the crash, and then shortly after, the deputy requested "emergency assistance from other officers." The deputy said over the radio that shots had been fired.
Mitchell Anderson, manager of the Kelly's Tap House restaurant that overlooks Bay Point Park, said several customers in window booths called him over after watching a fight begin between the man and the deputy. Anderson said it appeared the deputy was wearing street clothes, although he noticed a squad car nearby.
"It happened in an instant," Anderson said. "After they were rolling around on the ground, the cop got up and, he was getting charged at, and it looked like a drew a weapon -- and the guy just continued to come after him."
Officials said the man is being treated at a local hospital and is expected to recover. The deputy involved was treated and released.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which has taken over the investigation, says there is no existing body or squad camera footage of the incident. The BCA says more information will be released pending further investigation.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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