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Man was wearing bulletproof vest when he was shot by deputy after Iron Range chase

VIRGINIA, Minn. — A Tower man was wearing a bulletproof vest, armed with a handgun and carrying a bag of methamphetamine when he was shot by a St. Louis County Sheriff's Office deputy following a vehicle pursuit last week on the Iron Range, according to charges filed Tuesday.

Aaron Lee Boshey, 27, faces four felony charges in connection with the incident that started in Virginia and ended in the woods about six miles west of Eveleth after a 17-minute pursuit.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported that Boshey was shot during the incident by Deputy Tim Officer, a 19-year veteran of the sheriff's office. Boshey walked from the woods under his own power and was hospitalized before being booked into the St. Louis County Jail on Sunday.

The chase started after a Virginia police officer spotted Boshey, who had multiple felony warrants out for his arrest, at a gas station. He sped away from the station, fled to Mountain Iron and then fled on foot in a heavily wooded area near Eveleth.. At some point during the incident, Officer discharged his firearm, striking Boshey. He then walked from the woods and was taken into custody.

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