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Cass Lake woman dies from gunshot, man in custody

A 25-year-old Cass Lake woman is dead after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that authorities responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the Cass Lake area shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12.

Upon arrival, deputies located the victim inside the residence. Life-saving efforts were performed, but the victim died at the scene.

A suspect, 24-year-old Brandon Joseph Roy, of Cass Lake, was taken into custody in connection with the death. Roy is currently being held in the Cass County Jail, pending formal charges.

Burch said the incident remains under investigation with an autopsy pending. The identity of the victim has not yet been released, as family members are being notified.

Cass County was assisted at the scene by Leech Lake Ambulance Service, Leech Lake Tribal Police, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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