Records: Suspect admitted to shooting man in Oklee, bail set

Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 11:25 AM CST
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Oklee, Minn. (Valley News Live) - Official charges have now been filed against a man accused of shooting another man in the eye in Red Lake County this week.

27-year-old Oliver Berhow of Fertile, Minn. is charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Red Lake County Deputies were called shortly after 4:20 p.m. on Nov. 8 to 505 Elm Street in Oklee, Minn. as a woman stated her son was shot above the eye.

When deputies arrived on scene, a white Pontiac Bonneville with South Dakota plates was parked on the street and a baseball hat with two pools of blood was on the ground by the driver’s side, documents said.

Berhow was quickly detained into the back of a squad car and deputies say Berhow admitted to shooting Cody Landrus because the victim confronted Berhow with a bat.

The victim was later life flighted to a Fargo hospital. Family members of the victim say he has been placed in a medically induced coma and an MRI was done Tuesday morning to determine the extent of damage and a course of action.

The victim’s mother told deputies she heard his car start and then some sort of commotion. Documents say when she walked outside, she found Berhow standing by the victim’s car as Berhow told her to call 911 because he just shot her son.

Court documents say two more shots were fired when another man and Berhow got into a fight, but no one was injured in that shooting.

A Red Lake County Judge set Berhow’s bail at a $50,000.00 cash bail with conditions or a $500,000 non-cash bond with conditions. His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 5.

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