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Rockville Shooting Suspect Charged with Second Degree Murder

Marcus Barshaw

ST. CLOUD – The Stearns County Attorney has charged Marcus Barshaw today (Thursday) with second degree murder for allegedly killing Jeffery Schutz in Rockville.

Twenty-eight-year-old Barshaw is accused of shooting Jeffery Schutz of Rockville six times at about 4:00 a.m. on Sunday.

The criminal complaint says the actions that led up to the shooting began on Saturday night when Schutz’s wife was contacted by Barshaw on Facebook at about 9:30 p.m. He asked her to pick him up at his apartment in Walker.  When she arrived, Barshaw told her to open the trunk, and he put some items inside.  She told investigators it was not uncommon for Barshaw to put firearms in the trunk of her car.

Barshaw and Schutz’s wife then returned to Schutz’s home in Rockville where the confrontation occurred, in and around an RV, between Schutz, Barshaw and the woman.  The woman acknowledged Jeffery Schutz did not want Barshaw at his home. The woman believed Barshaw brought a pistol, as well as a larger and longer firearm.  Shutz’s wife was outside the RV with Schutz, while Barshaw was inside the RV, then she told investigators she saw Barshaw come out of the RV holding the “bigger gun” and shoot Schutz several times, while he was running away.

Another witness also told authorities he saw Barshaw come out of the RV, fire several shots, then run.

Barshaw was later found hiding in a laundry room in a nearby apartment building.  He was shot by a Stearns County Deputy at about 8:00 a.m. He is being treated for his injuries at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.  His condition is not known.

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