MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: According to Sgt. Jesse Grabow, a State Patrol Trooper responded to a one vehicle crash on I-94 just east of Moorhead shortly before 10:30 Monday morning.
The trooper arrived on the scene and found a vehicle had lost control, striking the median barrier. The trooper made contact with two vehicle occupants – one male and one female.
At some point during the encounter, the trooper discharged their weapon, striking the female who then fled into a nearby field and was later found with a gunshot wound. The male passenger was taken into custody and the female was transported to Essentia Hospital in Fargo. A firearm was recovered at the scene.
The trooper involved was not injured and is on standard paid leave. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) will lead the investigation. The State Patrol was assisted by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Moorhead, Barnesville and Dilworth police departments as well as FM ambulance.
The state patrol says this remains an active investigation. All further information including the names of the trooper involved and both suspects will be released by the BCA.
ORIGINAL: Authorities confirm that the crime scene is an officer involved shooting. It occurred around 10:30 this morning on I94 westbound about 3 miles east of Moorhead. One person injured as result of gunshot wound. No troopers were hurt.
Valley News Live has confirmed a large police presence near I-94 and Hwy. 336 just east of Moorhead.
Sgt. Jesse Grabow with the MN State Patrol says this is a very large and active crime scene. Deputies tell Valley News Live that investigators are looking for evidence in the snow. Officers on scene told our crew to stay back and are especially interested in keeping people out of a near-by field but insist no one is in danger. All questions are being directed to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Stick with Valley News Live for more information on this breaking story as it develops.