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Home invasion results in shots fired: Suspect at large

The sheriff's office received a report at 11:18 p.m. of an intruder at a residence located in Pine River Township (highlighted red in map). Deputies arrived and learned the intruder did make entry into the residence, the homeowner had fired a firearm at the intruder and the intruder exited the residence, Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported in a press release. It is unknown if the intruder was injured and it is believed he left on foot. BrainerdDispatch.com / Google maps

BACKUS—The Cass County Sheriff's Office in investigating a home invasion where shots were fired Saturday in rural Backus.

The sheriff's office received a report at 11:18 p.m. of an intruder at a residence located in Pine River Township. Deputies arrived and learned the intruder did make entry into the residence, the homeowner had fired a firearm at the intruder and the intruder exited the residence, Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported in a press release. It is unknown if the intruder was injured and it is believed he left on foot. Deputies searched the area and were unable to locate the intruder.

The intruder is described as being a Caucasian male, 6 feet, 5 inches in height with a very large body. At the time of the incident, the intruder was wearing all black clothing.

The sheriff's office requests that anyone with information regarding the incident or any suspicious activity to contact the sheriff's office at 218-547-1424 or 800-450-2677.

The incident remains under investigation.