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Pastor: Waseca officer who was shot in head is still in critical condition

Updated: January 14, 2020 10:40 PM

A Waseca police officer who was shot in the head while on duty last week is still in critical condition.

Officer Arik Matson was taken to the hospital on Jan. 6 after he was shot while responding to a report of a suspicious person. 

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The Rev. Kaleb Hurley, the lead pastor at Hope Church in Albert Lea, where Matson worships, posted an update on Facebook saying Matson "still needs help with breathing at times" and is otherwise stable.

"Make no mistake, Arik is still in the woods and he still has a really long road ahead of him," Hurley said in the video.

However, Hurley did add that Matson was able to squeeze fingers as a reply and respond to questions with a thumbs up.


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Tyler Janovsky, 37, was charged with three counts of first-degree attempted murder of a peace officer in connection with the firefight.

Officers returned fire at Janovsky, who was taken to North Memorial Health Hospital.

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