Rural Austin man killed during domestic situation; Case still under investigation

Published 10:52 am Wednesday, December 11, 2019

By Mike Stoll, Austin Daily Herald


AUSTIN — Law enforcement is investigating a Tuesday night domestic situation after a rural Austin man died from a gunshot wound.

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According to Mower County Chief Deputy Mark May, Mower County deputies and Austin police officers responded to a domestic assault situation at about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment complex in the 24000 block of 540th Avenue in rural Austin.

A Mower County Sheriff’s Department squad is parked outside of an apartment building north of Austin Wednesday morning as authorities investigate a fatal shooting that occurred late Tuesday evening. – Eric Johnson/Albert Lea Tribune

A resident at the apartment said that a firearm brandished during the assault went off, wounding a 41-year-old male. The man was deceased by the time law enforcement arrived.

Because the investigation is ongoing, May did not release the victim’s identity. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was assisting in the investigation Wednesday morning.

May said law enforcement is not looking for any suspects and there is no danger to the general public.

More information will be published as it becomes available.