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Man Arrested, Woman Found Deceased from Gunshot Wound in Lake Edward TWP

Web posted October 12, 2021
A woman is dead and a man is in custody following an incident in Lake Edward Township on October 7th.

Crow Wing County authorities reported that around 11 p.m. on October 7th, dispatch reveived a call reporting a shooting complaint near 23684 County Road 4 in Lake Edward Township.

The caller reported several gunshots were heard near the address. Deputies and other officers responded and encountered an adult male armed with a rifle and a handgun.

Deputies negotiated for nearly two hours, eventually convincing the suspect to put his weapons down in a safe location. Deputies then took the subject into custody.

While searching the property near where the earlier shooting complaint was reported, the Crow Wing County Tactical Response Team (TRT) located an adult female in a cabin deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. The incident remains under active investigation.

The parties' names will not be released until notification of next of kin has been made, and further investigation can be completed.

Assisting the Sheriff's Office were the Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Crosslake, and Breezy Point Police Departments, the Crow Wing County UAV (drone) team, the Crow Wing County Crisis Negotiation Team, the TRT, North Memorial Ambulance, and the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

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