MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Roseville police officer who was shot in the neck in the line of duty earlier this week has been discharged from hospital.
Officer Ryan Duxbury was shot dead on Tuesday night by 53-year-old Jesse Werling. During an hour-long encounter that night, Werling fired more than 100 rounds at homes and officers in the area of the 2900 block of Owasso Boulevard.
Two Roseville officers shot and killed Werling around 8:30 p.m. Crime scene investigators recovered a .22 caliber lever-action sniper rifle from the area where Werling was shot. He had a long history of mental health calls in the city, according to Roseville Police Chief Erika Sheider.
Duxbury, after undergoing surgery, was discharged from Regions Hospital on Saturday afternoon. He encountered a line of squad cars and a motorcade heading south on Highway 52 from the hospital.
AFTER: The alleged shooter in the Roseville shooting had a long history of mental health struggles
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the investigation into the incident is still in its early stages. Once completed, it will be turned over to the Ramsey County District Attorney’s Office for review.
The two officers who shot Werling – Boua Chang and Bryan Anderson – are on administrative leave, which is standard procedure after a police shooting.