A suspect is in custody in northwest Minnesota after a shooting this morning that injured a Norman County deputy.
Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist said the suspect was arrested without incident at an abandoned farm near Perley, Minn.
The shooting reportedly happened during a traffic stop on a highway east of Perley, about 30 miles north of Moorhead.
The deputy was taken to a Fargo hospital. A Norman County dispatcher says the deputy is in "good condition."
Here's the press release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety:
A suspect is in custody following an officer involved shooting which happened this morning in Norman County in northwestern Minnesota. A Norman County Sheriff's Office deputy was conducting a traffic stop around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of County Road 39 & County Road 12.
The deputy took one of the individuals from the vehicle into custody on a warrant. At that time, the other vehicle occupant shot the deputy. The deputy was wearing a bullet resistant vest and sustained non-life threatening injuries.
The deputy returned fire, but the suspect fled in the vehicle. A manhunt ensued and at approximately 10:30 a.m. the suspect was located and taken into custody without incident.
The Norman County Sheriff's Office, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Minnesota State Patrol are investigating this incident with assistance from many other agencies.
More information will be made available as the investigation progresses.