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Cloquet Police Department
Monday May 17th, 2021 :: 03:56 p.m. CDT


Two Shootings Leaves One Hospitalized

Two Shootings Leaves One Hospitalized

Shortly after midnight on May 17, 2021, officers responded to 227 Scotty Drive in Cloquet for a report of a shooting. It was reported that several shots were fired at the residence.

Officers responded and confirmed the initial reports. No one was injured.

At approximately 1230, officers received a report of a second shooting, later determined to have occurred at 973 Ozhigaw Road in Cloquet.

The victim, a 27-year-old male from Cloquet, had a gunshot wound to the leg. The male was transferred to Essentia Hospital in Duluth.

The investigation is still ongoing, but it appears that both incidents are related. A suspect has been identified in connection with both shootings.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 26-year-old Nicholas Joseph Ammesmaki for 1st Degree Assault-Great Bodily Harm and Possesses any type of firearm/ammo-Crime of Violence-ineligible.

Ammesmaki’s whereabouts are unknown.

Ammesmaki was last seen leaving the scene in a 2003 silver Pontiac Bonneville with MN license DWL944.

The Cloquet Police Department is asking that if anyone has information as to where Ammesmaki is to call 911. 

Anonymous tips can be sent by texting TIP CLOQUETPD followed by your message to 888777.

Do not approach Ammesmaki as he is considered armed and dangerous.

The Cloquet Police Department was assisted by the Fond du Lac Police Department, Carlton County Sheriff's Office, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Cloquet Police Department
101 14th St
Cloquet, MN 55720

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 218-879-1247

Adam Reed
Commander of Investigations
[email protected]

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973 Ozhigaw Rd
Cloquet, MN 55720

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