Officer-Involved Shooting in Hibbing

Two Taken to Hospital

HIBBING, Minn. – An officer involved shooting occurred in Hibbing late this afternoon, leaving two injured at the 2900 block of Third Avenue East.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has taken over the investigation.

On Friday, January 13, around 12:45 p.m., two Hibbing police officers responded to a 911 call of a person with a gun. When officers arrived, they encountered a man outside of the residence who was carrying a gun. At one point during the encounter officer fired their weapons, striking the man.

The individual was taken to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth for treatment.

One individual injured in the incident that resulted in the 911 call was taken to the Fairview Range Medical Center where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

No officers were injured and investigators do not believe there is any ongoing threat to public safety.

The investigation is in the early stages, and the BCA will release information as it becomes available.



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