Authorities investigating homicide at Myre-Big Island; Suspect arrested in Myre-Big Island shooting

Published 10:25 am Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ALBERT LEA — Authorities are investigating after a man reportedly shot and killed another man Tuesday night at Myre-Big Island State Park near Albert Lea.

Law enforcement reportedly arrested a suspect at the park, who called 911 to report the incident at 9:15 p.m., according to a Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The names of the suspect and the victim have not yet been released.

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The release stated the deceased man, who suffered two gunshot wounds to his head, was found at a different location at the park than the suspect.

Where the incident occurred has not been released.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was contacted to assist with the investigation.

The Albert Lea Police Department, Albert Lea Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance also assisted.

Look to the Tribune for more information as it becomes available.