Shot fired during stolen vehicle incident at Walmart

A Silver Bay man was grazed by a bullet during a stolen vehicle situation at the Hermantown Walmart.

Shortly after 10:00pm Tuesday night, Hermantown Police Officers located a stolen vehicle in the store’s parking lot. No one was in the vehicle when officers arrived on scene.

A short time later, officers saw a man leave Walmart and walk towards the stolen vehicle. Officers approached the 42-year-old suspect as he was getting into the vehicle, and attempted to make an arrest. Authorities say a single round was fired by the suspect, who had a firearm inside the vehicle, and it’s believed the round grazed the suspect’s head.

Officers provided first aid on scene, and the suspect was taken to the hospital for further treatment. No officers were injured.

The suspect is facing criminal felony charges for stolen property. Authorities say the investigation is active and ongoing.