St. Paul police shoot, injure man after chase

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police in St. Paul say a man is in critical condition after he was shot by an officer, and a man in a nearby home was grazed by a bullet during the incident.

Police were called to a suspected church burglary early Sunday in the Merriam Park area, and officers say they saw a suspicious car leaving.

Minnesota Public Radio News reports (http://bit.ly/1ilGFlS ) that police followed, but a passenger got out and ran. A St. Paul sergeant believed the man had a handgun, and fired multiple times.

An occupant of a nearby home was grazed by a bullet. Police Sgt. Paul Paulos says officials don’t know whether the bullet came from the suspect or from the officer’s handgun. A gun found at the scene didn’t belong to police.

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Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mprnews.org

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