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Law enforcement has identified Dylan McKaide Anderson-Butler, age 23, of Granite Falls, as the man shot during an attempted arrest in Granite Falls on Wednesday, Sept. 27 .

According to the Swift County Sheriff’s Office, both of the deputies involved are undercover agents with the CEE-VI (Cooperative Enforcement Effort) Drug Task Force. Minnesota law states the sheriff’s office is not allowed to release the undercover deputies’ identities. Both are on standard administrative leave.

According to the preliminary investigation, members of the CEE-VI (Cooperative Enforcement Effort) Drug Task Force from the Meeker, Swift and Kandiyohi county sheriff’s offices were working to arrest Anderson-Butler on a warrant. They located a vehicle in which he was a passenger and conducted a traffic stop.

Anderson-Butler got out of the car with what officers say appeared to be a gun in his waistband, and ran towards the Granite Falls City Cemetery. The task force officers ran after him; one deputy deployed a Taser and the other fired a rifle. Anderson-Butler was shot once and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with serious injuries. He received treatment, is expected to recover, and has been discharged from the hospital into police custody.

BCA crime scene personnel recovered a handgun and controlled substance at the scene. The task force members were not wearing body cameras nor did the squad car cameras capture the shooting. BCA agents continue to actively investigate this incident.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office asked the BCA to investigate this incident. Once the investigation is complete, the BCA will present its findings without a charging recommendation to the Chippewa County Attorney’s Office for review.