Press Release Issued On Pine County Shooting
This morning at 2:38 am Pine County Deputies responded to a residence on Fox road near Sandstone on the report of a shooting at that residence. Initial reports were that 2 males entered the residence in what at this time appears to be an apparent robbery attempt, at least one of the suspects were armed with a handgun and confronted the elderly male homeowner. The homeowner was able to retrieve a handgun and shot the armed suspect who died at the scene. The homeowner was unhurt and the second suspect fled from the scene on foot.
PCSO Deputies and investigators searched the area for the second suspect with the assistance of the MSP helicopter. The suspect was not located and appears they may have fled on foot to a vehicle parked somewhere close nearby and left the area. The search for the second suspect is still ongoing at this time. Investigators from the PCSO and the MN BCA are actively investigating this incident and up-dates will follow as more information is developed.