Three men arrested in Windom shooting
WINDOM -- A late night shooting in Windom has resulted in the arrest of three men, according to Windom Police Chief Jeff Shirkey. Dispatch received a 911 call at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday night reporting a shooting in the parking lot of the Super 8 mo...
WINDOM -- A late night shooting in Windom has resulted in the arrest of three men, according to Windom Police Chief Jeff Shirkey.
Dispatch received a 911 call at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday night reporting a shooting in the parking lot of the Super 8 motel, but when the officers arrived on the scene, the two vehicles allegedly involved in the altercation had left.
The victim called 911 again and reported he had left the parking lot and believed the second vehicle was chasing them. The victim headed toward Worthington on Minnesota 60 and was intercepted near Brewster, with assistance from the Nobles County Sheriff's Office. Brewster Rescue and the Worthington Ambulance were called to the scene, and the victim was taken to Worthington Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Shirkey said a bullet had struck the pickup the victim was in, had gone through the back of the driver's seat and struck the driver. He was brought back to Windom by a Windom Police Officer after being released from the hospital.
The suspect vehicle was later located at a residence in the 1000 block of Redding Avenue in Windom. The area was secured, and the HEAT Emergency Response Unit was called in after a search warrant was secured. Four suspects were taken into custody, and three of them were arrested - a 21-year-old male from Butterfield, a 20-year-old male from Windom and a 19-year-old male from Mountain Lake.
Shirkey did not comment on what caused the altercation between the victim and the suspects.
As of Thursday afternoon, charges had not yet been filed, though Shirkey said he expects that may happen sometime today. The suspects are being held at the Cottonwood County Law Enforcement Center.