On August 10, 2019, the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance in Hazelton Township. When the deputy arrived he made contact with one male who had been involved in the disturbance, and detained him. While speaking with the male, gun shots were fired in close proximity to the deputy. The deputy secured the detainee in his squad and approached the residence announcing his presence repeatedly. At that time a third shot was fired. The deputy continued to announce his presence and was able to locate the shooter, later identified as Trenton John Carrow, 41, holding a handgun. While the deputy held Carrow at gunpoint he was repeatedly ordered to put the gun down. After repeated orders to put the gun down and get on the ground, Carrow eventually complied and was held at gunpoint until other law enforcement arrived. He was then arrested without further incident.
At the scene deputies recovered the handgun along with spent casings that had been fired.
Carrow was charged with Felony 2nd Degree Assault, Felony Threats of Violence, Felony Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and Petty Misdemeanor Possess Small Amount of Marijuana
The male detained in the deputy’s squad car was identified as Shawn Timothy Hadley, 39. Hadley was charged with 5th Degree Assault.
The Aitkin Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol assisted in this incident.