A 70-year-old man drove to the St. Anthony Village police department parking lot, parked his SUV, got out of the car and shot himself "point blank" in the chest with a shotgun, according to the Pioneer Press.
The man was identified as Robert Hockert. John Ohl, St. Anthony police chief, told the Pioneer Press that Hockert will survive his injuries.
Ohl told the Star Tribune that Hockert was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in critical condition.
Someone passing by found Hockert on the ground with the gun next to him, and called 911, the Pioneer Press reported.
Hockert was not under investigation in St. Anthony and had no connection to the Police Department, Ohl told the Star Tribune.