Albert Lea shooting suspect identified

Authorities have released the name of the man suspected of shooting an officer and two other people at an apartment complex in Albert Lea Sunday.

Albert Lea Police identified the shooter at the Shady Oaks apartment building as Devin Matthew Weiland, 21, of Albert Lea. Weiland surrendered to police Sunday after a 9-hour standoff.

The officer was struck by gunfire in the vest, according to a release from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. He was transported to Mayo Clinic Albert Lea, treated, and released.

Two men were also shot during the incident, a 52-year-old and a 38-year-old. Both men were transported by air to St. Mary’s hospital in Rochester with non-life threatening injuries.

At one point, Weiland was wounded by shrapnel when a Minnesota State Patrol trooper discharged his firearm, according to a release from the BCA. He then surrendered and was transported to St. Mary’s in Rochester, where he is being treated with non-life threatening injuries. The trooper has been placed on standard administrative leave.

The BCA is continuing to investigate the incident, and its finding will be provided to the Freeborn County Attorney’s office for review.

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