Man accused in thefts is shot, in custody

Bemidji, Minnesota (AP) December 2010

A 24-year-old Red Lake man who allegedly committed 13 thefts in northern Minnesota is in custody and recovering from a gunshot wound.

Beltrami County authorities said last week that the man was arrested after he tried to run over Red Lake tribal police officers after a chase. Authorities say the man suffered a “single gunshot wound” but they are not saying how he was shot or if he was shot by law enforcement.

The incident started when a Turtle Lake Township resident told authorities his vehicle was stolen, and another vehicle was on fire. Sheriff’s deputies learned the man also took firearms.

The suspect was located and there was a pursuit to the Red Lake reservation boundary, where tribal police picked up the chase.

Deputies determined the man stole three cars, and committed 10 thefts and burglaries in Beltrami County.