St. Paul Man Charged in Officer’s Air-Gun Shooting
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a St. Paul man with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a police officer in the face with an air rifle.
Fifty-three-year-old Robert Scott Wood also was charged with first-degree assault Monday.
According to the complaint, Wood taunted and threatened police, brandished a knife and a rifle with a scope, tried to stab a police dog and yelled "Just shoot me and get this over with."
Reports say the incident began Friday when Wood's girlfriend became concerned because he started talking about committing suicide.
Police say one officer was struck about 3 inches below his right eye by an air rifle. The officer was released from a hospital Sunday.
Bail was set at $250,000, and a judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation for Wood.