By Associated Press - Monday, September 14, 2015

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - The Minot Police Department says an officer shot a man during a fight that began after the man tried to flee from law enforcement.

The department says the man was shot around 9:40 p.m. Sunday, when the officer responded to a report of a suspicious person.

The department says the officer asked the man to identify himself, but instead he began to flee. The officer caught the man and a fight ensued, leading the officer to discharge the weapon during the struggle.

The man remains at a local hospital. His condition is unknown.

The officer was placed on administrative leave, and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation is probing the incident. These are standard procedures when an officer is involved in a shooting.

Police didn’t immediately identify the man and officer.

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