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18-year-old arrested in Wednesday evening assault, shotgun incident in Willmar

WILLMAR -- An 18-year-old Willmar teen has been arrested on charges of second- and fifth-degree assault in connection to a Wednesday evening assault that included firing a shotgun at another man.

According to a news release from Willmar Police Chief David Wyffels, Daniel Garza Jr. was arrested after a search warrant was conducted at the Regency Estates East where the incident happened.

Officers were called around 6:20 p.m. regarding the assault that happened around 4:25 p.m. at a trailer along the 1400 block of Lakeland Drive Northeast.

The assault included a physical fight and the firing of a shotgun in the direction of the victim. The man suffered minor injuries.

The Willmar Police were assisted by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office and the Willmar Ambulance Service.

Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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