Updated: 3:15 p.m. | Posted: 6:30 a.m.
Three people are dead and a sheriff's deputy was injured after a high-speed chase Thursday night in the small town of Nevis, Minn.
A 911 caller reported a shooting at a home on the 100 block of Paul Bunyan Trail in Nevis at about 8 p.m., according to a statement from the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office. Upon arrival, officers found a deceased woman outside of the home.
The armed suspect had already fled the scene with a second victim, who had also been shot, before officers arrived.
The sheriff's office said the suspect fired at law enforcement vehicles in several locations during a pursuit at about 9:15 p.m. on County Road 119, southeast of Nevis. A sheriff's deputy was wounded by the gunfire.
The pursuit lasted about 20 minutes, the sheriff's office said, with the suspect eventually driving the vehicle into a ditch off of County Road 119.
A deputy who had been part of the pursuit then exchanged fire with the suspect. The suspect got back into the vehicle, and it was later determined that they were deceased. The other person in the vehicle also died.
All three deceased people were taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for autopsies.
The deputy who was shot was treated at Essentia Health in Fargo and is now back home after taking shrapnel to his neck and head, according to a family friend of the deputy. His police vehicle ended up in a snowbank.
The sheriff would not say who shot the suspect, and a motive for the shootings has not yet been released.
The names of the people who died and the officer involved have not yet been released. The deputy who fired their weapon has been placed on standard administrative leave.
The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office has requested the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigate the incident.
It has not yet been determined if there is video of the incident as Hubbard County deputies do not wear body cameras. Investigators are working to determine if dashboard cameras captured the incident.
Nevis, population 390, is a town about 12 miles east of Park Rapids, Minn. Nevis is about 96 miles east of Fargo.
Forum News Service has contributed to this report.