After being shot while attempting to serve a warrant at a Winstead residence, a suspect is now dead, and two deputies have been released from the hospital.
According to reports, McLeod County officers went to the house on Monday morning to serve the warrant, allegedly tied to a child pornography investigation. The person who was the target of the warrant allegedly fired when they made contact with him.
The deputies were brought to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after retreating and calling for assistance.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota State Patrol, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives were among the law enforcement organizations that reacted.
The suspect, who thought he was the only person in the house, barricaded himself inside and resisted speaking to mediators. Police tried to extricate the man while ordering the evacuation of surrounding residences, including a daycare.
Police dispatched a robot into the house on Monday evening and discovered the man was deceased.
Although it is unknown whether any police officers fired their firearms during the event, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has been contacted to assist with the investigation.