Friday, June 3, 2011

Update, to Earlier Post re: Minnesota Gun Violence

More gun violence.

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. -- A standoff in Mendota Heights that lasted for nearly 8 hours Wednesday ended just before midnight with a single gunshot.
Officers were called to a residence on the 2400 block of Lexington Avenue around 4:30 p.m. on a reported domestic disturbance. A crying female had reported a physical domestic incidence to a 9-1-1 dispatcher. During the call she stated that the suspect had gone to retrieve a gun. Immediately after that she took the only other occupant of the home, the couple's small child, and left the townhouse.
The suspect refused to come out when Mendota Heights officers surrounded the home. The standoff lasted until around midnight, when a remote camera located the body of 42-year-old Donald Richardson. The Dakota County medical examiner later confirmed that Richardson had died from a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Over the past two years there have been calls from the residence for medical assistance, a domestic disturbance and a crisis call.

1 comment:

  1. Don was a personal friend of mine and it was sad that he chose to go out this way.