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Sabin teen wounded in police shooting charged with assaulting officers

Brady Adrian

MOORHEAD — A Sabin man faces five felony charges after an incident in which he is accused of firing a Taser at a Clay County sheriff's deputy who then shot him with a gun.

Brady Allan Adrian, 19, was charged Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Clay County District Court with two counts of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer (demonstrable bodily harm) and three counts of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer (throws or transfers bodily fluids or feces at or onto an officer), according to court records.

Adrian's bail was set at $10,000 with conditions and $15,000 without conditions, court records said. He posted bail and was released Tuesday, Clay County Jail staff said.

According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension:

The incident occurred about 8:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, when Deputy Ryan Sinclair and Sgt. Gabriel Tweten were dispatched to 15 1st St. S. in Sabin on a report of a suicidal man with a knife.

The officers found Adrian in a bedroom holding a knife. The BCA said Adrian initially ignored orders to drop the knife and then came at Tweten, punching him and knocking a Taser from his hands.

Adrian allegedly then grabbed the Taser from the ground and fired it, striking Sinclair. Sinclair then fired his gun, with at least one round hitting Adrian, who continued to struggle, the BCA said.

The officers handcuffed Adrian and began medical treatment before he was taken to a local hospital, treated for a gunshot wound, and then jailed.

Both officers are on standard paid administrative leave.

Helmut Schmidt

Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including K-12 education, Fargo city government, criminal justice, and military affairs. He is currently one of The Forum's business reporters.

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