Man arrested after reportedly firing shot in house

Published 1:37 pm Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Albert Lea police arrested a man Tuesday afternoon after he reportedly fired a shot inside a house on Water Street in an apparent physical domestic incident. 

Lwa Pi

Dispatchers received a report at about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday of a female hysterically crying with an unknown emergency, according to a press release. There was a reported language barrier requiring an interpreter. 

When police arrived at the house, at 614 Water St., they determined there had been an apparent domestic incident, with a shot fired in the house.

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The Police Department requested the assistance of the South Central Drug Investigative Unit Special Weapons & Tactics team to set up a perimeter around the house. The man was reportedly barricaded inside.

Albert Lea police and fire departments set up a joint incident command center near the intersection of Clark Street and West Avenue. The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office, Mower County SWAT team and Mayo Ambulance assisted.

According to police, the man, identified as Lwa M. Pi, 33, came out of the house before negotiations began with police.  

The man lived at the house with an adult woman and three juvenile children and was taken to the Freeborn County jail pending charges. 

He is expected to face charges of domestic assault and second-degree assault.


See what happened last night in the PM report here.