ROSEAU (AP) -- The search for a man who escaped from the Pennington County jail ended Friday when he shot and wounded himself as authorities closed in.
Shane Bourman, 23, of Warroad, was one of two inmates who broke out of the jail in Thief River Falls on April 19. He was first taken to a Baudette hospital and was then flown to MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D. His condition wasn't immediately available.
Roseau County Sheriff Jule Hanson said deputies went to the home of Bourman's parents in Roosevelt in extreme northwestern Minnesota on Thursday night on a tip he was there. He said Bourman escaped out a back window and fled into the woods.
More searchers went out at daybreak. Hanson said deputies found Bourman in an abandoned mobile home a couple hundred yards into the woods around 7:30 a.m. Deputies tried negotiating with him but he turned his gun on himself, the sheriff said.
Hanson wouldn't say in which part of the body Bourman shot himself, nor would he say what kind of gun. Bourman never threatened the deputies, he said.
The State Patrol and U.S. Border Patrol agents helped in the search.
Bourman had been jailed since March on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and violation of a restraining order.
Another inmate, Jared Sandahl, 23, of Thief River Falls, also escaped with Bourman. Hanson said there was no sign he was still with Bourman and that his whereabouts remained unknown. Sandahl had been in custody for gross misdemeanor DWI and felony theft.
The two were spotted in western Iowa a week ago but managed to elude authorities there.
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