Osseo Officer Uses Gun, Taser, Baton To Stop Escape Attempt

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There were some tense moments at an Osseo gas station Thursday night. A police officer smashed a car window and dragged a man out of the window before arresting him.

Osseo Officer Bryan Lee arrested 20-year-old Deandre Freeman Jr. of Minneapolis who was begging for money at two Osseo gas stations. Lee was talking to Freeman in one of the stations and found out he did not have a valid driver's license.

Lee says he told Freeman he was under arrest and that's when Freeman took off. He says Freeman got in the backseat of his car. Lee drew his gun, but Freeman jumped into the front seat. Lee says he then put his gun away, got out his baton, and smashed the window. Then he drew his taser, and Freeman put his hands up. Lee says he dragged Freeman out of the car window and handcuffed him. The cashier at the gas station watched the whole scene unfold.

“Next thing I know, the guy was bolting out the door and the officer was after him and he locked himself in the vehicle and essentially they had to break the window open and had the taser out on him before they could arrest him,” says BP cashier Jennifer Larson.

Lee says while he was dragging Freeman out of the window, he cut his hand, but he doesn't even remember it happening. Freeman has an arrest warrant out of Minnesota for probation violations. Officers took him to the Trempealeau County Jail.

Bryan Lee says he got his hand wrapped up at the Osseo Hospital and didn't need stitches.

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