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Teen accused of firing stun gun at Clay County deputy before being shot, wounded

Brady Adrian

SABIN, Minn. — ​Authorities say a 19-year-old man fired a stun gun at a Clay County sheriff's deputy before the deputy shot him with a gun on Saturday night, Feb. 10, in Sabin.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a news release Monday, Feb. 12, with details of the shooting that left Brady Allan Adrian with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening.

The incident happened about 8:50 p.m. Saturday when the Clay County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a Sabin home on a report of a suicidal man with a knife.

The BCA identified the officers involved in the incident as Deputy Ryan Sinclair and Sgt. Gabriel Tweten. They were sent to 15 1st St. S. in Sabin, where they encountered Adrian in his bedroom holding a knife, the bureau said.

According to the BCA:

Adrian initially ignored orders to drop the knife and then came at Tweten, punching him multiple times and knocking a stun gun from his hands.

Adrian then grabbed the stun gun from the ground and fired, striking Sinclair.

At that point, Sinclair fired his gun, with at least one round striking Adrian, who continued to struggle.

The officers eventually handcuffed Adrian and started medical treatment before Adrian was transported to the hospital.

Adrian was treated for a gunshot wound before being released and taken to the Clay County Jail on suspicion of second- and fourth-degree assault. He remains in the Clay County Jail awaiting charges.

Both deputies are on standard paid administrative leave.

The BCA is investigating the officer-involved shooting, and the Moorhead Police Department is investigating Adrian's actions during the incident. When the BCA investigation is complete, the bureau will turn its findings over to the Clay County Attorney's Office for review.

Dave Olson
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