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Litchfield officer shoots man

Litchfield Police are remaining quiet after an unnamed officer shot a man for unknown circumstances pending further investigation.

Police say the shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning but did not divulge any further information to KSTP TV. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is investigating the incident, said the man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center. In an interview with the Star Tribune, Janell Rasmussen, a spokesman for the BCA, said he is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

KSTP TV reported the man’s condition was not available.

The officer, who was uninjured in the shooting, was placed on paid administrative leave as is standard department procedure according to the Star Tribune.