Woodbury, Minn., police officer shot, one man dead overnight in domestic call
WOODBURY, Minn. - A police officer here was shot during a domestic call late Thursday night that left one man dead.
Police officers arrived at a home in the Twin Cities suburb just before 11:30 p.m. in what they described as a domestic incident involving a gun, according to officials.
Police say a man involved in the incident was shot and killed at the scene and a Woodbury officer was shot and taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul where he was treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
"He is doing well," a Woodbury public safety official said this morning.
A neighbor said police came to her door around midnight to notify her of the incident and ask if she heard gunshots.
Martina DeMike, who lives near the home, said she remembers hearing sounds and thinking it could be gunshots.
"It sounded like cars backfiring," DeMike said.
A news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. today.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is leading the investigation.
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