At 8:13 PM on Tuesday, June 22nd an officer with the New Ulm Police Department initiated a vehicle stop for a traffic violation. The incident occurred in the 500 block of 7th South St. in New Ulm.
During the encounter, the adult male subject became non-compliant and then combative. During the ensuing struggle, the subject produced a handgun that was in his possession and shot himself. The subject was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
The incident is currently under investigation by the New Ulm Police Department with assistance from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.