Police shoot Rockville gunman

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An officer-involved shooting resulted in the hospitalization of the gunman early Sunday morning in Rockville, news sources report.

After an altercation in a home on Elm Street moved outdoors, a gunman shot and killed a man, according to law enforcement. The gunman ran to a nearby residence, Kare 11 reports.

Authorities identified the gunman as 28-year-old Marcus Michael Barshaw. Police say he was found and shot at least three times by Stearns County Sheriff officer after the encounter. Barshaw was transported to St. Cloud Hospital, CBS Minnesota reports.

Officials say Barshaw survived the shooting, however, his condition remains unknown. Sheriff John Sanner considers the situation a "suicide by cop" attempt, he suspects that Barshaw intended to be killed by police when he raised a machine gun to officers before they shot him, FOX 9 News reports.

Streets around the area were closed before 8 a.m., patrons were told to stay inside. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension crime lab arrived on scene before 10 a.m. and the manhunt was called off by 10:45 a.m., FOX 9 News reports.

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