Suspect in Monday’s apparent homicide arrested

The Bemidji Police Department reports that as of 1:30 p.m. today, the suspect in Monday’s apparent homicide has been arrested without incident.

According to previous releases, law enforcement responded to the Sanford Hospital Monday night in response to a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound.

Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin says the juvenile was treated for his injuries and released.

Within minutes of responding to the hospital Monday night, law enforcement responded to the 1100 block of Minnesota Ave. NW and found a 20-year-old man dead.

Eighteen-year-old Antonio Parkhurst reportedly fled the scene on Minnesota Ave. with a handgun. He was apprehended today.

The identity of the 20-year-old victim has not yet been released, pending an autopsy with the Medical Examiner and notification of family.


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 events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa is also an active member with the Bemidji Jaycees, a leadership development through community service organization for adults 18 to 40. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her growing family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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