July 10, 2017 01:24 PM
Authorities have confirmed the suspect in a carjacking Monday morning in North Branch is dead.
A press conference on the matter was scheduled for later Monday afternoon in Harris, where a car matching the license plate authorities has been searching for was located by Chopper 5.
Earlier Monday, the Chisago County Sheriff's Department reported an officer-involved shooting. The department tweeted additional details would be released shortly.
It all comes after authorities first reported a vehicle theft and carjacking which occurred near the 37900 block of Greenway Avenue Monday morning.
Officer involved shooting. Media can respond to 6295 440th St in Harris. Press release will be released shortly.— Chisago Co Sheriff (@ChisagoCountySO) July 10, 2017
In a post to the department's Facebook page, North Branch police said the suspect - described as a white male between 40 and 55 years old with a scruffy beard and shaggy hair possibly in a pony tail - may have had a small child with him.
North Branch police confirmed the child was found safely.
The stolen vehicle was described as a black 2014 Chevy Impala with Minnesota license plate 832PUV. Chopper 5 later located a car matching that license plate on the side of a field at 5401 460th Street in Harris.
The suspect is also alleged to have displayed a handgun.
The suspect from North Branch has been located— Lakes Area Police (@LakesAreaPolice) July 10, 2017
The sheriff's department tweeted the suspect drove through a backyard, over a fence and on to Interstate 35.
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Katherine Johnson and Frank Rajkowski
Updated: July 10, 2017 01:24 PM
Created: July 10, 2017 09:34 AM
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