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Two suspects arrested after fight involving a handgun in Willmar

Two Willmar men were arrested and charged Monday for a fight that broke out in the 1600 block of Seventh Avenue Southeast. One of the men allegedly had a firearm in his possession. The Willmar Police Department said more charges are expected, and the investigation is ongoing.

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WILLMAR — Two Willmar men were arrested and charged with second-degree assault after reports of a fight involving a handgun Monday.

In a news release, Captain Michael Anderson said Willmar Police were dispatched at 4 p.m. Monday to a large fight in the 1600 block of Seventh Avenue Southeast. When officers arrived, they found a large group of people in the front yard of an apartment complex.

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The crowd dispersed, and several people fled the area, according to the release. Numerous witnesses pointed out an 18-year-old Willmar man alleged to have a gun.

That man was arrested, and a firearm was recovered. He faces charges of threats of violence, second-degree riot, possession of a pistol without a permit and second-degree assault.

According to the release, an investigation led officers to the 600 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast.

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A 20-year-old Willmar man was arrested for allegedly being involved in the initial fight. He was charged with threats of violence, fleeing police, second-degree riot, controlled substance user in possession of ammunition, second-degree assault and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Vehicles involved in the case were towed, according to the release, and search warrants were executed.

Both suspects are currently in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail as of noon Tuesday, pending initial court appearances. According to the release, the investigation is ongoing, and more charges are expected.

The Willmar Police Department was assisted by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol.

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