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Detroit Lakes Man Charged with Murder to Appear in Court

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Updated May 6 at 7:00 a.m.

The man charged with murdering a woman with a cross bow in Detroit Lakes is set to be in court Monday.

David Stensrud faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Geraldine Kading.

Kading was found dead with an arrow sticking out of her chest.

Stensrud has not yet entered a plea.

Updated April 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Investigators say the woman killed in a Detroit Lakes, Minnesota incident died from arrow injuries to the chest. 69-year-old Geraldine Kading was found dead in an apartment on Washington Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

56-year-old David Stensrud was taken to the hospital with injuries, also caused by an arrow according to the Becker County Sheriff. Stensrud is listed in Minnesota's sex offender registry.

Authorities tell Valley News Live it appears this was a case of murder and attempted suicide, but the investigation is still ongoing.

Updated April 10 at 11 p.m.

Valley News Live just talked to the Detroit Lakes Police Chief, who told us he has an idea, but wants the BCA to wrap up its investigation into what could be a murder-and attempted suicide.

 Police blocked off a section of Washington Avenue, shortly after arriving this afternoon. A woman was found dead and an injured man was taken to the hospital.

Police were ready to start an afternoon meeting when they had a welfare check called in, just a few blocks away from their station. They then found a 69 year-old female deceased, and a 56 year-old man still alive.

Paul Mosher works at Helping Hands Thrift Store, just doors down from the males apartment, and says he was someone they saw a lot.

"yea he's a regular costumer,and he'd usually come in and buy a lot of the blue glass from us." Paul says. He's had some personal conversations with him before. "he broke his hip a while back and he had a stroke...I guess what it was he had a stroke a while back, so he just recovered from that."

Onlookers from surrounding businesses say the police were holding up sheets when they took the 56 year-old male out of the apartment, and into the ambulance.

No names have been released, or the condition of the male.


Original Story

One person is dead and one is injured after a shooting in downtown Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Police say the situation is over and the public is not in danger.

Authorities were called to the 900 block of Washington Avenue, when they arrived they found one woman who had died, and an injured man who was taken to the hospital. The 900 block of Washington Avenue was cornered off from Frazee Street to Holmes Street Wednesday afternoon.

The Detroit Lakes Sheriff's Department says more information will be available later in the evening.  Valley News Live has a crew in Detroit Lakes, check back for updated information. 

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