Shots Fired and Police Pursuit Leads to 1 Arrest, 1 Suspect at Large

Erik A. Cole Photo: Goodhue County Adult Detention Center. Erik A. Cole

September 25, 2017 12:54 PM

(ABC 6 News) - A report of shots fired in Zumbrota ended with one arrest and another suspect on the run.

According to the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office, around 8:28 Sunday night deputies responded to a complaint of shots fired and people arguing near 162nd Ave. and 460th Street in Zumbrota.  


Deputies say a truck was spotted leaving the scene.  

A truck matching that description was located on Highway 60 westbound, deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the driver did not pull over and a pursuit ensued.

Law enforcement deployed stop sticks near the intersection of 145h Ave. and 460th St., but the vehicle did not stop and continued southbound on 145th Ave.

The pursuit was terminated due to road conditions.

Around 9:08 p.m. the sheriff's office received a report that a truck had crashed on 210th Ave. in Pine Island Township and a Cadillac Escalade was stolen from a nearby residence on 210th Ave.

With the help of OnStar, the vehicle was located near Saint Marys in downtown Rochester.  A two-mile pursuit ensued before police terminated the chase.

The Escalade was found parked on the 400 block of 21st St. SW in Rochester.

Rochester police said they have received information as to who the driver of the stolen vehicle may be.

Law enforcement also identified the man who allegedly fired shots as 27-year-old Erik A. Cole, of Zumbrota.

Cole is potentially facing charges of reckless use of a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and obstructing of the legal process, he is also being held on a warrant out of Wabasha County.

No one was shot and police are investigating the incidents.

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