Shooting Following Traffic Stop in Rochester Was Self-Inflicted
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Rochester police continue to investigate a shooting that followed a traffic stop in Rochester Sunday evening.
A news release says the officers involved in the stop near the intersection of 20th Street and Broadway around 9:30 PM were seeking to arrest a 58-year-old Rochester man on a 5th degree domestic assault charge. Police had been informed the man owned several guns and was mentally unstable.
After initially pulling over, the man then drove away and his vehicle was located a short time later in Graham Park. When officers approached the vehicle, they saw he was slumped over the steering wheel and was suffering from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.
The news release says the man had a pulse and was transported by ambulance to St. Mary's hospital. Information about his medical condition is not available at this time.
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