Police spokeswoman Ulrike Diener says the shootout happened while some 100 officers tried to enforce an eviction order Thursday against a 41-year-old 'Reich citizen' in Reuden, about 20km south of Leipzig.
Members of the Reich Citizens' Movement refuse to acknowledge the authority of the post-war Federal Republic of Germany and instead believe they are citizens of the German Reich. They have been compared to the U.S. sovereign citizen movement.
Diener said the 41-year-old was shot and seriously wounded. One officer received a minor neck injury, while another was bitten.
German media identified the evictee as former 'Mr. Germany' Adrian Ursache.