Man charged with shooting, injuring Minnesota officer

Tyler Robert Janovsky Photo: Minnesota Department of Corrections, 2019.. Tyler Robert Janovsky

Updated: January 08, 2020 05:12 PM
Created: January 08, 2020 04:26 PM

WASECA, Minn. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a man with shooting and critically wounding a Minnesota police officer who was responding to a report of a suspicious person.

37-year-old Tyler Robert Janovsky was charged Wednesday with three counts of attempted first-degree murder.


Authorities allege Janovsky shot Waseca Officer Arik Matson in the head as Matson and other officers responded to a call of a suspicious person with a flashlight in a backyard Monday night. Matson remains in critical condition.

Janovsky also is accused of shooting at two other officers. The officers shot Janovsky twice. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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