Granite Falls, MN (KROC-AM News)- A western Minnesota police officer was shot while serving a search warrant Monday afternoon. 

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The Granite Falls Police Department says the officer and other members of the Cooperative Enforcement Effort VI Drug and Gang Task Force were serving a knock and announce search warrant at a Granite Falls residence around 4 p.m. The officers took on gunfire once they got inside of the home. 


Officials say the officers returned fire before retreating outside of the home, where the officer was struck by a bullet. The shot officer was immediately transported to a nearby hospital where they were treated and released. 

The suspected shooter, who had active arrest warrants for drugs and weapons charges, was apprehended after a 70 minute standoff that started after the shooting. The suspect was brought to the Yellow Medicine County Jail after surrendering. 

The Granite Falls Police Department says they’ve asked the Minnesota BCA to investigate the officer’s use of force. The name of the officer shot and the suspect have not been released.

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