Homicide investigation after man allegedly shot and killed near Bemidji

Law enforcement officials are investigating an apparent homicide after a man was allegedly shot near Bemidji.

According to a release from Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel, first responders arrived to the 11,000 block of Chokecherry Drive in Turtle River Township on a report from a man stating that he had been shot.

The man was found dead on the scene Sunday afternoon around 3:30 p.m.

A brief CodeRed notification was sent to the general area instructing residents to shelter in place until officials could confirm there was not an active threat to the community.

The Sheriff’s Office says this was an isolated event.

The DNR Enforcement Division, the Minnesota BCA and the Bemidji Police Department are assisting with the investigation.

No other information was immediately available.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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