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Pope County deputy fires at suspect in car while on business in Fergus Falls

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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - A Pope County sheriff's deputy fired shots at a suspect in a car during a traffic stop Friday.

Fergus Falls police chief Tim Brennan says the deputy pulled over a car for a minor traffic violation. The deputy was in Fergus Falls on department business.


Brennan said that while the deputy was talking to the driver, the suspect made a sudden move. Thinking the suspect was reaching for a gun, the deputy fired two shots.

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