Man exchanges fire with cops, gets shot

A 37-year-old man was shot in the arm in by police in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood.

He was shot by the St. Paul Police Department's SWAT team after exchanging fire with officers.

Around 10 a.m., police went to a residence on the 600 block of Maryland Avenue East to question a man in connection with an aggravated assault investigation.

According to authorities, when they announced themselves and entered the house, the man started shooting.

A member of the SWAT team returned fire, hitting the man in the arm.

St. Paul Fire Department paramedics were called to the scene. They transported the man to Regions Hospital, where according to police he is recovering from a non-life-threatening wound.

Police originally wanted to question the man regarding an assault case that took place on Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of Edgerton Street and Maryland Avenue.

The man has not been formally booked on suspicion of a crime at this time. Police continue to investigate the assault case.

The officer who shot the man, a 15-year veteran of the St. Paul Police Department, is on three-day administrative leave, which is standard practice for the department.

The officer's identity and information on any charges against the man should be released in coming days.

-- Patrick Larkin


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