Man Shot in Fairfax, Suspect Arrested
(FAIRFAX) -- The Renville County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Fairfax this morning.
Just before 8:00 this morning, the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a gas station convenience store auto repair shop that a person inside the office had been shot.
Dispatchers were told the suspect had been disarmed and that the victim had been shot in the hand and face.
Responding officers arrested the suspect, a 60-year-old male from Fairfax. Authorities say the suspect is not an employee at the business.
The victim, a 55-year-old male employee of the business, suffered a gunshot wound to the hand and face. He was treated at the scene for his injuries and later flown to North Memorial Health in Robbinsdale, MN. The man’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
The suspect is being held in the Renville County Jail pending formal charges by the Renville County Attorney’s Office.
Agencies responding to the scene include the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Fairfax Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Fairfax Fire and Ambulance, North Ambulance-Redwood Falls and North Air Care.
More Information is scheduled to be released this afternoon.
--KEYC NEWS 12