Woodbury police shoot, injure suspect who took shooting stance toward them

Updated: July 15, 2019 06:19 AM

Woodbury police officers were involved in a shooting Sunday morning, police confirmed. 

The shooting occurred after Washington County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at around 11:31 a.m. Sunday. 


The caller reportedly told dispatchers that he was having homicidal feelings and repeatedly stated that he "wants to die" and told dispatchers to "Come kill me," a Woodbury Public Safety release states.

Officers then arrived at the 7000 block of Highpointe Road at 11:41 a.m. and found the caller in the street minutes later.

Police say the suspect then took a shooting stance directed toward officers, prompting officers to employ non-lethal and lethal rounds, striking the suspect.

The suspect was transported to Regions Hospital. As of Monday morning, the suspect was known to be in stable condition. 

No officers were hurt in the incident.

Woodbury detectives are working with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension with the investigation of the incident. The BCA has neither released the name of the suspect who was shot nor the names of the officers involved.

Woodbury Public Safety is expected to release more details as they became available.

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