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Breckenridge police investigate apparent fatal shooting

A body was sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy but no one has been arrested in connection with the incident and there is no threat to the public, police said.

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BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — The Breckenridge Police Department is investigating an apparent fatal shooting that occurred early Wednesday morning, March 23.

According to a statement released by the police department:

Officers with the Breckenridge Police Department and the Wilkin County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a domestic violence incident around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers secured the scene and learned that an altercation occurred between a husband and wife at the couple's residence.

Officers found the husband deceased inside the home with an apparent gunshot wound.

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The man's body was sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy, but no one has been arrested in connection with the incident and there is no threat to the public, police said.

Also, neither party involved in the incident was taken to the hospital, police said.

Breckenridge Police Chief Kris Karlgaard said the identity of the people involved were being withheld pending notification of relatives, and he said no other information likely would be released Wednesday.

Karlgaard said he may release more information once he has received the preliminary autopsy report, which he said might happen as soon as Thursday.

Related Topics: CRIME AND COURTSMINNESOTA
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