Charges: Man shot sister’s boyfriend at reservation funeral

Published 3:55 pm Monday, October 21, 2019

CARLTON — A 28-year-old man is charged in a shooting on an American Indian reservation in northern Minnesota that prompted a lockdown of tribal offices and a school.

Prosecutors on Monday charged Shelby Boswell of Hugo, Minnesota, with first- and second-degree felony assault. Bail is set at $500,000.

On Friday morning, Boswell allegedly entered the Head Start gymnasium where a funeral was about to start on the Fond du Lac Reservation. According to the charges, Boswell approached his sister’s boyfriend from behind and fired a rifle at the back of his head.

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Other funeral-goers disarmed Boswell. The man who was shot, 45-year-old Broderick Robinson of Minneapolis, was released from a Duluth hospital Friday night.

The Star Tribune reports interim Cloquet Police Chief Derek Randall says the funeral was for Boswell’s grandmother.