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Hastings man, on duty with the St. Paul Police Department, shot while on duty

A Hastings resident was shot while on duty as a St. Paul Police Officer on Tuesday.

The officer was reportedly in stable condition. He had surgery Wednesday.

He is Daniel King, who has worked for the St. Paul Police Department for more than 10 years.

At around 11 p.m., St. Paul police officers were called to a home on the report of a theft.

At about 11:30 p.m., two officers saw a man that matched the description of the suspect. After officers stopped, the man opened fire.

The incident occurred at 720 Payne Avenue in St. Paul.

The suspect was fatally shot by officers.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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