Minnesota Officer Arik Matson Critically Injured In Shooting; Suspect Tyler Janovsky Also Hospitalized.
The shooting happened in Waseca shortly just after 8 p.m. at a home on the 900 block of 3rd Avenue Southeast.
About 9,000 people call Waseca home. The community, full of small businesses and large farms, is now aching. Officers are now working to regain calm and do their jobs in honor of an officer who did his.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is investigating the shooting, says four officers were responding to a disturbance at the home when shots were fired. That’s when an officer later identified as Matson, 32, was shot in the head. He was airlifted to North Memorial Health hospital in Robbinsdale. Matson, from Freeborn, is in critical, but stable condition as of early Tuesday evening.
The BCA has released few details about what led up to the shooting, other than that it happened in a matter of minutes.
Waseca Police Chief Penny Vought spoke about Matson, saying he has been with the department since 2013.
Vought called this scenario the “worst possible nightmare” for those in the community, and asked for privacy and prayers at this time.
“The best thing here is that people lift each other up they support each other and help each other,” Vought said.