UPDATE: Breckenridge man died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Published: Mar. 23, 2022 at 4:24 PM CDT
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BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: Breckenridge Police say a man who was found dead in his home on Wednesday, March 23, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police were called for a report of a domestic violence incident around 7:00 a.m. and found a 28-year-old man dead inside the home on 8th Street North. Police requested assistance from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office. Their investigation determined the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.

No one was arrested and police say there is no threat to the public.

Breckenridge Police Chief Kris Karlgaard said in a statement, “Let’s all do our best to support all of the families involved. This was a very unfortunate and tragic event for our community.”

ORIGINAL STORY: The Breckenridge Police Department says just after 7:00 Wednesday morning, they were called to the 400 block of 8th St. N. for a report of a violent incident.

Officers say during their investigation, they found a man dead inside his home, with an apparent gunshot wound. Police say they learned that there was some sort of altercation inside the home before the shooting, but that no one has been taken into custody and there is no threat to the public.

A post on the “City of Breckenridge, MN” Facebook page, signed by Police Chief Kris Karlgaard, states: Officers learned that an altercation occurred between a husband and wife at their residence. Officers found the male party, deceased inside his home, with an apparent gunshot wound. The male’s body was sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Names of those involved have not yet been released.

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