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Man Charged with Attempted Murder Following Shootout with St. Paul Officers

Updated: 03/24/2014 8:40 PM
Created: 03/24/2014 7:21 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

A man involved in a shootout with police last week in St. Paul is now charged with attempted murder.

The incident happened around 10 a.m. Friday on the 600 block of Maryland Avenue East, when officers went to a home to arrest 37-year-old Cory Lee in connection to an aggravated assault investigation.

According to police, the SWAT officers, who are trained to handle high-risk situations, barged into the home. Police say that is when Lee raised a gun and fired at the officers.

A member of the Saint Paul Police Department’s SWAT unit returned fire and hit Lee in the arm. Lee was taken to Regions Hospital with a non-life-threatening wound, according to police.

Investigators say Lee is a convicted felon, which means he shouldn't have had a gun in the first place.

The officer who shot Lee is a 15-year veteran of the Saint Paul Police Department. He was placed is on administrative leave, which is standard.

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