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Oct. 9, 2011: Kandiyohi County, Minn., investigating apparent homicide

Delbert Huber1 / 2
Timothy Huber2 / 2

A 43-year-old man died of an apparent gunshot wound Saturday in northern Kandiyohi County, and the death is being investigated as a homicide.

Two rural Paynesville men were arrested Saturday evening and are in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail in connection with the death, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.

Delbert Huber, 81, was arrested for second-degree murder. His son, Timothy Huber, 45, was arrested for aiding an offender and for liability for the crimes of another.

According to the release, the Sheriff's Office received a phone call from Delbert Huber, who said he was at a home in the 18000 block of 44th Street Northeast in Burbank Township. Huber told the dispatcher that he had shot and killed a person earlier in the day.

When deputies responded to the residence, they found Delbert Huber and the body of the 43-year-old man with an apparent gunshot wound. Timothy Huber was also at the home.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of his family.

Delbert Huber told deputies that he had gone to the home early Saturday morning. He said he had a confrontation with the man and ended up shooting him, according to the release.

Deputies learned that Timothy Huber had been at the home at the time of the shooting, according to the release.

The death is being investigated by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office with assistance from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Linda Vanderwerf

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