ALEXANDRIA, MINN. (KFGO-AM) -- The two people found dead after a shooting near Alexandria were from North Dakota.
The Douglas County Sheriff says the bodies of a 24 year-old man and a 29 year-old woman were discovered about 200 yards from their car by a State Patrol helicopter using infra-red detection equipment.
A deputy exchanged gunfire with the two as he was checking a report of a suspicious vehicle in a driveway south of Alexandria. They took off in the car, but got stuck in the snow a short time later.
Two guns were found near the suspects. The Medical Examiner's Office in St. Paul will determine whether the bullets that killed them were fired by the deputy or from the guns found near their bodies.