WILLMAR — Willmar police say a man who was shot Tuesday morning in Willmar allegedly brandished a blunt-edged weapon before being shot in the torso by an acquaintance.
In a news release issued Friday, the victim was identified as Dylan Malvin, 25, of Raymond. Malvin is in stable condition and is expected to recover from his injury, according to police.
Juan Leal, 26, of Willmar, was identified as the individual at the scene allegedly holding a gun. Leal is currently not in custody, however police say charges are pending in the case.
Police had initially disclosed few details about the shooting, which took place around 9:48 a.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of Dana Drive Southeast in Willmar.
More details emerged Friday.
According to a news release issued by Capt. Michael Anderson, shortly after arriving at the scene officers saw Malvin lying in the road with a gunshot wound to the torso.
Leal was standing in the roadway with a handgun “but immediately surrendered when officers arrived,” according to Anderson.
Emergency first aid was administered to Malvin by responding officers and Leal was taken into custody.
During the investigation police discovered that the two men knew each other and had an argument that lead to a confrontation.
Witnesses allegedly told police that Malvin brandished a blunt-edged weapon. Leal then retrieved a handgun, which he legally possessed, and “fired one round which struck Malvin,” Anderson said.
Anderson said Leal was released following the initial investigation, however the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
When asked if charges were pending against Leal or Malvin, Anderson said law enforcement is still seeking additional information as part of the ongoing investigation and that “all avenues are being looked at.”
Anderson said the case will be reviewed by the county attorney’s office once the investigation is completed.
The Willmar Police Department was assisted by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota State Patrol, the Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension and Centra Care EMS.