MN Deputy Killed on Domestic Call, 2 Other Officers Wounded

As the officers attempted to arrest a man involved around 7:30 pm, he shot at them, striking all three before they returned fire and fatally shot him.

Deputy Joshua Owen served with the Pope County (MN) Sheriff's Office for 12 year. He's shown here with his K-9 partner Karma.Deputy Joshua Owen served with the Pope County (MN) Sheriff's Office for 12 year. He's shown here with his K-9 partner Karma.Photo: Pope County SO/Facebook

A Pope County, MN, sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed Saturday night while responding to a domestic violence call at an apartment building in Cyrus. Another Pope County SO deputy and a Starbuck, MN, police office were wounded and the suspect was killed in the incident.

As the officers attempted to arrest a man involved around 7:30 pm, he shot at them, striking all three before they returned fire and fatally shot him. Deputy Joshua Owen was taken to a hospital and died, according to the Sheriff's Office. The other deputy and the Starbuck officer suffered noncritical injuries, the Star-Tribune reports.

Records show that Deputy Owen was killed on his 44th birthday; he was born April 15, 1979.

“Deputy Owen had a heart as big as his stature. He leaves behind a wife and a son. He loved his family, his brotherhood, and his community,” the Pope County SO reported on Facebook.

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