Shot Fired During Local Traffic Stop 03 Dec 13

A firearm was discharged during a traffic stop in Renville County near Morton early Sunday morning. A Morgan police officer had made the traffic stop at Highway 71 and Renville County Road 15 just north of Morton due to an outstanding warrant for the driver’s arrest, and the Renville County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area at just after midnight as well. The driver and a passenger were both taken into custody for outstanding warrants, and during the course of the traffic stop a firearm, believed to be the officer’s, was discharged. No one was injured. An investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending.