GRAND RAPIDS – A 17-year-old from Grand Rapids, Minn. has been charged for allegedly taking police on a high speed chase Thursday night.
Itasca Co. Attorney John Muhar says the juvenile has been charged with one count of felony Domestic Assault, three felony counts of Use of Deadly Force Against a Peace Officer, one felony count of Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle, one misdemeanor count of Fourth Degree Driving While Impaired, and one misdemeanor count of Duty to Drive with Due Care.
The suspect is in custody and will make their first court appearance Monday.
The Sheriff's office was asked for assistance by the Grand Rapids Police Department at 5:35 p.m.
They were pursuing a vehicle that they say had intentionally tried to ram and run squad cars and civilian vehicles off the road in the Blackberry area.
When the suspect's vehicle entered Grand Rapid's city limits, one of the officers shot at it.
No one was hit or injured.
The chase ended 10 miles south of Grand Rapids, with the help of the Minnesota State Patrol.
The officer who discharged their firearm is now on standard paid administrative led while the BCA investigates.