UPDATE: Man Who Shot Himself After Firing at Pursuing Officers Passes Away
Officials fired bean bag rounds and chemical munitions into the vehicle when the driver refused to get out
UPDATE Oct. 21, 2019: The man injured during an incident in Morrison County last week has died. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said 36-year old Joshua Ostrowski last known Minnesota address in Browerville, died of a single gunshot wound to the head.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn.–State investigators say a driver who fired at pursuing law enforcement officers in central Minnesota shot himself after crashing his vehicle.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Todd County sheriff’s deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop Tuesday evening near Browerville. A pursuit with speeds exceeding 100 mph led into Morrison County.
The BCA says the driver shot at pursing deputies and troopers during the chase, but no one was injured. The driver left the road and struck a tree in Cushing.
Officials fired bean bag rounds and chemical munitions into the vehicle when the driver refused to get out.
Officers approached the vehicle and saw the driver had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The man was taken to the hospital. There’s no word on his condition.