Thursday, August 14, 2014

Shooting death in Gilchrist Township

A man was shot dead last night in a rural Pope County home on the far southwest edge of the B-B-E school district. I don't have any other confirmed information, but once I gather it I will post asap.

And the police report:

Pope County Sheriff's office, BCA investigate shooting

The Pope County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) are investigating the circumstances surrounding a death which occurred late Wednesday night in rural Pope County.

Around 11:24 p.m. Wednesday, Pope County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call about an individual who had been shot inside of a home in Gilchrist Township in southern Pope County. Upon arrival, deputies located a distraught female outside of the home and a deceased male inside of the home. Investigators believe both individuals live at the residence.

BCA agents and crime scene personnel have responded to the scene at the request of the Pope County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's deputies and agents are conducting interviews with the female as well with any possible witnesses.

Investigators do not believe there is an ongoing risk to the public.

The man's body was taken to the Anoka County Medical Examiner for autopsy and formal identification.

I have other information on identification of the deceased and the suspected shooter. I can't release that until it is confirmed by law enforcement. My information suggests that both individuals are B-B-E graduates, with the deceased being a 2007 graduate. Because of what I will call bizarre circumstances surrounding the shooting, I won't be releasing any information on who the suspected shooter or how the shooting occurred until a full report is released by law enforcement. (That may be days or weeks.)

**Update: the deceased man is Anthony Tullis. I remember him from his days as a Jaguar wrestler. Please lift up his family in prayer that God may grant them comfort during this shocking and tragic time.

And by all means, have patience with learning more about what happened.

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