Jun 8, 2007 3:39 pm US/Central
Man Suspected Of Shooting Officer Released (AP) Anoka, Minn.
Anoka County authorities have released without charges a man suspected of shooting and wounding an undercover Robbinsdale police officer.
Martin Treptow,35, says he fired to protect his wife and two toddlers inside the family SUV.
"We're about three feet away from each other and he's pointing the gun at my wife, so it was a tough situation, where I couldn't drive away at that particular moment, I had to defend my family," Treptow said.
Treptow says the man was in street clothes and never identified himself as a police officer. With his wife in the passenger seat, Treptow fired three shots at the officer, hitting him in both legs and grazing his arm.
The 27-year-old officer was treated and released at a Minneapolis hospital for wounds to his legs and arm.