Charges: Man Shot Sister’s Boyfriend at Reservation Funeral
CARLTON, Minn. (AP) -- A 28-year-old man is charged in a shooting on an American
Indian reservation in northern Minnesota that prompted a lockdown of tribal
offices and a school.
Prosecutors on Monday charged Shelby Boswell of Hugo, Minnesota, with first- and second-degree felony assault. Bail is set at $500,000.
On Friday morning, Boswell allegedly entered the Head Start gymnasium where a funeral was about to start on the Fond du Lac Reservation. According to the charges, Boswell approached his sister's boyfriend from behind and fired a rifle at the back of his head.
Other funeral-goers disarmed Boswell. The man who was shot, 45-year-old Broderick Robinson of Minneapolis, was released from a Duluth hospital Friday night.
Interim Cloquet Police Chief Derek Randall says the funeral was for Boswell's grandmother.
The shooting sent tribal offices and a school into lockdown for more than two hours Friday.