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Minn. deputy shot during traffic stop, suspect arrested

The deputy returned fire but missed the suspect, who fled in a vehicle

By Mary Lynn Smith
Star Tribune

NORMAN COUNTY, Minn. — A 19-year-old northwestern Minnesota man was arrested Tuesday for shooting a sheriff's deputy in the back during a traffic stop.

Steven Anthony Henderson, whose last known address is Fertile, Minn., is being held in the Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston after a two-hour manhunt involving more than 70 officers from a dozen law enforcement agencies, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

While making a traffic stop about 8:30 a.m., a Norman County Sheriff's deputy was taking Henderson's brother, William Patrick Henderson, 18, into custody on a warrant from Pennington County. That's when Steven Henderson reportedly shot the deputy, who was wearing a bullet-resistant vest, BCA officials said.

The deputy returned fire but missed Steven Henderson, who fled in the vehicle, the BCA stated. The deputy, who hasn't been named yet, was treated and released at Essentia Hospital in Fargo.

Authorities found Henderson about 10:30 a.m. at a vacant Mary Township farmstead, arresting him without incident, officials said. His brother also is being held in the Northwest Regional Corrections Center until he's transferred to the Pennington County Jail.

Copyright 2014 the Star Tribune

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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