Fourth responder shot in Burnsville released from hospital

Burnsville Shooting Incident
Burnsville Sgt. Adam Medlicott was treated at Hennepin Healthcare hospital. He was wounded in the incident Sunday that left two officers and a paramedic dead. Hundreds of law enforcement members came to downtown Minneapolis to pay their respects.
Tim Evans for MPR News

Updated: 4:52 p.m.

Burnsville police Sgt. Adam Medlicott was responding to a domestic disturbance call on Sunday in the suburb with fellow officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge, and firefighter Adam Finseth when a man began shooting, according to a preliminary account of what happened.

A police officer poses for a portrait.
Burnsville Police Officer Adam Medlicott.
Courtesy of Burnsville Police Department

The man was barricaded inside his home with seven children. Elmstrand, Ruge and Finseth died at the scene. The man barricaded inside the home also died of gunshot wounds, state investigators said.

Autopsy results were released for Elmstrand, Ruge and Finseth. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says Elmstrand died from multiple gunshot wounds, Ruge died of a gunshot wound to the chest and Finseth died of a wound to the right arm and torso.

Medlicott, 38, was treated at Hennepin Healthcare’s hospital for his injuries. City officials say he is recovering at home.

Medlicott joined the Burnsville Police Department in 2014 and became a sergeant in 2022. That year he was named Burnsville’s officer of the year.

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