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Montevideo, Minnesota, man sentenced to probation for injuring another with a pellet gun

Seth Larson, who shot a high-powered pellet gun during a house party, was sentenced to five years of probation, a stayed prison term and local confinement but credited for time served. The victim had to have a number of pellets removed, including one that lodged in his lung.

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MONTEVIDEO — A Montevideo man charged with shooting and injuring another man with a pellet gun at a house party on April 16 in Montevideo was sentenced Aug. 1 to five years of probation for felony third-degree assault — substantial bodily harm.

Seth Steven Larson, 19, also was sentenced in Chippewa County District Court a one-year and one-day prison term that is stayed for five years while he serves supervised probation. If he follows all aspects of his sentence and probation, he won't have to serve the prison time.

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He was sentenced to 46 days in jail, which he has already served, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Among the conditions of the sentence ordered by Judge Thomas Van Hon are paying restitution — the final amount yet to be determined, completing a chemical assessment and mental health evaluation, writing a letter of apology, having no contact with the victim and not possessing firearms, ban which includes BB, pellet or paintball guns.

Larson pleaded guilty to third-degree assault in May, and one charge of second-degree assault — dangerous weapon was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

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According to court documents, law enforcement officers were called to CCM Health in Montevideo to speak with a male individual who had been shot several times with a BB gun April 16. He had four wounds — on the side of his right thigh, side of his left thigh, left chest and right chest.

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Medical imaging showed a BB in the man's lung, causing bleeding in the lung and air in the chest. He had to be transferred to a trauma center in Minneapolis to have the BB removed, according to the criminal complaint.

The man told law enforcement that he and another person attended a party at a house on the 400 block of Ninth Street in Montevideo. Larson was seen with a black BB gun described as looking like an AR-type weapon.

According to the man's statement, Larson had the gun all night, waving it around and playing with it. Larson then pointed it at the victim and fired. The man said he didn't know why Larson shot at him, but that Larson had been intoxicated and shooting randomly around the house.

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Later that day, law enforcement interviewed Larson. He said that the victim had been acting "crazy" and was messing around the gun and shot himself. When the officer told Larson his story wasn't adding up and other people had described events differently, Larson began changing his story, court documents said.

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