A shooting in Le Sueur County late last evening has left one man dead, and his son is in custody.
Last night at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Le Sueur County Sheriff Deputies responded to a report of a man shot in his home located in rural Montgomery.
Inside, deputies found 47–year–old Richard Joseph Nelson dead from a shotgun wound to the head.
The Le Sueur County Sheriff's office says the suspect was Nelson's 18–year–old son. Jonas David Nelson was at the home and taken into custody without incident.
The investigation is still active and ongoing as to what could have possibly been a motive.
However, the Le Sueur County Sheriff's office says there is no reason to believe others were involved or that the public is in harm's way.
Chief Deputy Sheriff Dave Tietz says, "Just want to make it clear that we don't have any other suspects involved in this homicide and the public is not in any danger."
However, a nearby neighbor to the residence says she was left in disbelief over hearing the news.
Vicky Horejsi says, "When I first heard it, I was in total shock because coming from a small town, you just don't hear anything about that. Especially being near your house."
The Sheriff's office says this is not something you see in Le Sueur County.
Tietz says, "No we don't have a lot of homicides in Le Sueur County but as anywhere else they can and do occur and we are prepared to investigate."
Horejsi says, "I feel bad for the family and prayers go out to them and everybody's thinking of them."
Authorities believe the two men were the only ones living in the house at the time.
The Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office Investigation Unit along with the assistance of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will proceed with continuous follow–up investigation.