UPDATE: Suspect now charged with shooting Minnesota police officer in the head

January 9, 2020

WASECA, Minn. (AP) – Prosecutors have charged a man accused of shooting and critically wounding a Minnesota police officer.

Thirty-seven-year-old Tyler Robert Janovsky (pictured) was charged Wednesday with three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer.

Authorities allege Janovsky shot Waseca Officer Arik Matson in the head as Matson and other officers responded to a call of a suspicious person in a backyard Monday night.

Matson remains in critical condition.

Janovsky also is accused of shooting at two other officers.

Matson and another officer returned fire, hitting Janovsky twice. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries and remains hospitalized.