Minnesota driver allegedly shoots deputy with bow

Law enforcement established a perimeter around where a deputy was shot with an arrow.


A Minnesota deputy took an arrow to the one arm on Thursday, after a suspect fired at him with a bow during a wild chase, officials said.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is the pursuit of a stolen black pick-up truck about 10 a.m. when the suspect, an unnamed 31-year-old drove the vehicle and through multiple backyards and slammed into parked vehicles.”

According to the authorities, the man ran into a home through a door after crashing through a garage in the 700 block of 10th Street S. Sauk Centre.

Law enforcement from multiple agencies tried to clear the house; the suspect appeared from the second floor and fired at the Deputy, Paul Orvis, striking him in the left forearm with an arrow.

The authorities fired repeatedly at the suspect, who was hit in “the left shoulder, the buttocks and had a grazing wound to one of his hands.”

After two hours of negotiations, the suspect came to the fore, was hit with a stun gun and arrested. He was taken to a hospital, then airlifted to another facility for further treatment.

Orvis was sent to surgery to remove the arrow, and “the treatment of a possible broken arm.” He was listed in good condition in the hospital.

The St. Cloud Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal investigation will look into the episode.

The police says the “compound bow” belonged to the homeowner, not the defendant.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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