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Fatal officer-involved shooting on I-35 slowing traffic near Hinckley


PINE CO., MN -- Authorities have released new details about a deadly officer involved shooting near Hinckley Friday afternoon.

It happened around 2 p.m. near the exit ramp for Mora.

Authorities say they were called to an alleged domestic assault happening at Grand Casino Hinckley at 1:45 p.m.

While en route to the casino, authorities say they spotted the suspect's vehicle and a chase ensued.

Authorities say the suspect got onto northbound I-35, but drove south before stopping.

During the subsequent encounter with law enforcement, authorities say a deputy fired their firearm, striking the suspect.

The vehicle then rolled forward, striking an oncoming vehicle.

Deputies say they provided immediate medical assistance but the suspect was pronounced dead on the scene.

The suspect was taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office for identification and autopsy.

The driver of the other vehicle was not seriously injured, and no officers were injured during the encounter. The victim of the alleged domestic incident was not injured.

There is body cam and dash cam footage of the incident. The BCA will be reviewing those items.

At this point it is unclear if the suspect had any weapons. It is also unclear why the suspect was shot.

Authorities have not identified the suspect, victim, or deputy involved in the shooting.

The incident caused a roughly ten mile stretch of I-35 to be shut down for several hours Friday.


PINE CO., MN -- A portion of Interstate-35 is closed near Hinckley after a fatal officer-involved shooting in Pine County Friday.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said the shooting happened following a domestic incident and car chase.

The subject died.

No officers were injured in the incident, according to the BCA.

The incident happened on I-35 near near the Mora exit.

A portion of the interstate is closed as of 5:45 p.m. Friday.

Authorities were not able to share the identity of the subject or the officer who fired their weapon.

This is a developing story, check back for details.

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