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Northern Minnesota Double Homicide Suspect Kills Himself During Pursuit

16October 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An investigation is underway after an apparent murder-suicide in northern Minnesota left three people dead early Saturday morning.

St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says they received a call around 1 a.m. from a father asking if deputies could check on his son at a residence north of Brookston.

The father had arrived at the scene before officers, and found a dead man outside of the residence. Soon after, officers found another dead man outside.

While officers were still at the scene, a state patrol trooper tried to perform a traffic stop on a car a few miles away from the scene. The driver fled, and during the pursuit, called 911 to confess to the murders.

The car skidded into a ditch near Big Lake Road and Twin Lakes Drive. There, the man shot himself while inside the car. He died at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities say the victims were family members and were known to the suspect.

The sheriff’s office is not seeking any additional suspects.

 

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