Man shot by police in Willmar still hospitalized 07 Aug 17

The man shot by Willmar Police on July 22nd remains hospitalized at St. Cloud Hospital and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the two officers who shot him remain on administrative leave. The Kandiyohi County Attorney’s Office will determine charges once the investigation is complete. A preliminary investigation reveals Willmar Police Officers Anthony Haycraft and Marco Vazquez encountered 46-year-old Matthew Smith in the backyard of Smith’s home after responding to a report that he may be suicidal. Smith reportedly had a gun and aimed it at the officers when they opened fire.