Victim in Monday’s apparent homicide identified

The Bemidji Police Department announced today that the victim in Monday’s apparent homicide has been identified.

According to a release from Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin, 20-year-old Lupe Rosillo was killed Monday night, in what has been ruled a homicide by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

Rosillo’s cause of death was determined to be a fatal gunshot wound to the torso.

Antonio Vincente Parkhurst was arrested Wednesday in connection to this case.

Law enforcement responded to the Sanford Bemidji Hospital Monday night around 10:30 p.m., on a report of a 17-year-old with a gunshot wound. Within minutes, they also responded to the 1100 block of Minnesota Ave. NW and found Rosillo dead.

Parkhurst reportedly fled the scene that night on foot with a handgun.

Parkhurst is in custody awaiting second degree murder charges.


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, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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