Contact Us

UPDATE: Details Released in St. Augusta Shooting

ST. AUGUSTA — Deputies have identified the two men suspected in the Wednesday shooting in St. Augusta.

Police say 30-year-old Erik Magnuson of St. Cloud and 21-year-old Jerod Jakel of Sauk Rapids have admitted to their involvement of the shooting.

Deputies say the two men drove to a St. Augusta home to collect money owed to them.

While inside, Jakel confronted the victim with a gun.  A struggle over the handgun followed. It went off, striking the victim in the stomach. The men left with two bags of methamphetamine.

Officers later stopped their car in St. Joseph and searched the vehicle. Police found evidence from the shooting in the car, including a sawed-off shotgun and methamphetamine.

Police say the two admitted to throwing the gun used in the assault out the window and where to find it.

Jakel and Magnuson were booked into the Stearns County Jail on 1st Degree Assault charges.

Deputies are investigating whether the two men are linked to other crimes in the area.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Best of WJON

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The WJON VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.