Armed robbery suspect shot by Swift County deputy

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Armed robbery suspect shot by Swift County deputy

Early Saturday morning the Appleton Police department and the Swift County Sheriff’s office stopped a vehicle that matched one reported to have been driven by a suspect involved in an armed robbery that just occurred in Morris.

The vehicle was found in rural Swift County near 200th Avenue and 70th Street SW, several miles northeast of Appleton near U.S. Highway 59 shortly before 1 a.m.  During the traffic stop, a Swift County deputy sheriff shot the suspect. The suspect was the only person in the vehicle and the only person injured at the scene, the sheriff’s department reports.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is conducting the investigation of the officer shooting the suspect, according to a statement by the Swift County Sheriff’s office.  The suspect was identified as a 55-year-old male with an un-confirmed address at this time.  He is currently being treated at St. Cloud Hospital.  His condition is unknown at this time.


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