(DULUTH, MN) – On Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at 6:29 pm. officers responded to a report of a domestic assault with a weapon at the 1000 block of W Skyline Parkway.
Squads arrived on the scene and developed probable cause for a felony-level domestic assault. Officers located the male suspect in the residence and began to negotiate with him for his arrest.
After approximately an hour of negotiations, the suspect began firing at officers striking one officer causing a non-life threatening injury and killing his K-9 partner.
An officer returned fire.
Upon gaining access to the room where the suspect was located they found the individual deceased. The injured officer has been released from the hospital.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will be conducting this investigation. The next update will be on Monday, January 14, 2019.