Police officers often say among the most dangerous calls they get are the ones for a domestic disturbance and, unfortunately, that played out in North St. Paul this morning.
A North St. Paul police officer, responding to such a call, was killed when shots were fired at 2253 Skillman Av. E., according to the Star Tribune. Police were responding to a call about a violation of a restraining order. A man at the address was also killed.
A Maplewood police officer was shot in the wrist and is being treated at Regions Hospital.
4:38 p.m. — Here’s the MPR story.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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