Cass Lake homicide investigation ongoing

A 34-year-old Cass Lake man was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Cass Lake Monday, July 5


Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported that on Monday, July 5, at 2:45 a.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a drive-by shooting incident in Cass Lake. Deputies and responders arrived and learned that an adult male, age 34 of Cass Lake, was struck by gunfire while in a yard at a residence at a house party.

The victim was transported by ambulance to the Cass Lake Indian Services Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office. The investigation is ongoing.

Assisting were the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Leech Lake Ambulance.

Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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