At just after midnight Sunday morning the Renville County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Highway 71 and Renville County Road 15, about ½ mile north of Morton, regarding a traffic stop initiated by a Morgan Police Officer.
Authorities say the Morgan officer had initiated the traffic stop with the vehicle due to the existence of an outstanding warrant for the driver’s arrest. The driver and a passenger were both taken into custody for outstanding warrants for their arrests.
During the course of the traffic stop, a firearm, believed to be the officer’s, was discharged. Nobody was injured.
The Renville County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the incident.