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  • Home, squad car of Grand Rapids police officer shot at; two in custody

    Home, squad car of Grand Rapids police officer shot at; two in custody

    Monday, September 11 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-09-12 00:36:38 GMT

    Authorities say an off-duty officer was at home with his family when he heard "multiple projectiles" hitting his marked squad car, which was in his driveway. In addition, authorities say projectiles hit the family's house, and a vehicle was seen driving away from the scene. 

    Authorities say an off-duty officer was at home with his family when he heard "multiple projectiles" hitting his marked squad car, which was in his driveway. In addition, authorities say projectiles hit the family's house, and a vehicle was seen driving away from the scene. 

Two Grand Rapids men have been formally charged after allegedly shooting the squad car and home of a Grand Rapids, Minnesota police officer with BBs.

According to the criminal complaint, Timothy Hilgedick, 24, and Dominic Carlson, 18, had arranged a drug transaction at a Grand Rapids business Sunday night when the transaction went bad.

Hilgedick says the people who intended to purchase the drugs began to chase them around town.

Afterwards, Hilgedeck said he asked Carlson if he wanted to shoot up a house, and said he had a BB pistol.

In the complaint, Hilgedeck stated he gave Carlson directions to the home of the off-duty police officer.

When they arrived, the complaint states Hilgedick fired the BB gun directly at the home six to seven times, hitting both the home and the marked squad car.

Afterwards, Hilgedick says he handed the gun to Carlson, who then placed it in the console.

Hilgedick stated they were being pursued by someone who they believed was involved in the drug sale, causing them to drive to the northeast part of Grand

Rapids, where they then exited the vehicle and ran in separate directions.

During a search of the vehicle, authorities found a black semi-automatic BB gun, one ounce of marijuana, and multiple items of drug paraphernalia.

Hilgedick and Carlson have been charged with felony second degree assault with a dangerous weapon. 

If convicted, both men could face up to seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine.

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