A security officer at St. Catherine University in St. Paul initially told police that a stranger on campus shot him Tuesday night. The school went into lockdown as 55 police officers, four K-9s and State Patrol aircraft searched for a male shooter in navy blue sweatshirt and black jeans.
UPDATE :: POLICE ARE ON SCENE SEARCHING FOR A HOSTILE SHOOTER. REMAIN INDOORS UNTIL ALL CLEAR IS GIVEN. CALL 651-690-8888 WITH ANY INFO.
— St. Kate’s (@StKate) September 13, 2017
But, they were searching for a non-existent suspect. On Wednesday, security officer 25-year-old Brent Patrick Ahlers, admitted that he accidentally shot himself and then lied about it because he was afraid of losing his job, according to the Star Tribune.
Police said that Ahlers brought his personal handgun to work, something he wasn’t supposed to do. According to NBC affiliate Kare11, guards at St. Catherine University