UPDATE: Granite Falls Murder Suspect’s Vehicle Has Been Found
GRANITE FALLS (AP) - Officials say the man being sought for questioning in the fatal shooting of a Granite Falls woman is the victim's ex-boyfriend.
Granite Falls Mayor Dave Smiglewski says 26-year-old Kara Monson was killed and her current boyfriend was critically injured when someone broke into Monson's home early Monday and shot them. Smiglewski says the shooting has shaken members of the community with a population of about 2,900.
The condition of the 28-year-old boyfriend at Hennepin County Medical Center has not been released.
Investigators have located the vehicle believed to be driven by Andrew Joseph Dikken; however, Dikken remains at-large.
The 1996 GMC Sierra pickup was found in a remote location approximately five miles north of Belview off of Redwood County Road 7.
Anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to contact the Granite Falls Police Department, the Yellow Medicine Sheriff’s Office, or 911. Dikken should not be approached as he may be armed and dangerous.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting in this active and ongoing investigation.