UPDATE: Victim, suspect in Blue Earth shooting identified

Man in custody for shooting father in arm

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(ABC 6 News) – Blue Earth County law enforcement publicly identified the victim and suspect in a New Year shooting.

According to Capt. Paul Barta with the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old Andy David Douglas was taken into custody at Country Manor Monday, and is being held on a charge of 1st-degree assault after allegedly shooting 59-year-old Jeffery David Douglas in the arm.

According to Barta, the two live together in a mobile home in Country Manor, Eagle Lake, along with an adult woman.

The woman was present but uninjured during the incident Jan. 1.

Jeffery Douglas is hospitalized in stable, but critical condition, Barta added.

Blue Earth law enforcement are still investigating the events leading up to the shooting.


(ABC 6 News) – A child called 911 stating he had shot his father in the arm, at around 4:20 p.m. on Jan. 1 in Eagle Lake, in Blue Earth County.

According to Blue Earth County Sheriff’s office, officers arrived at Country Manor to offer first aid to a 59-year-old man.

The man was then transported to transported to a Mayo Clinic Health Services sustaining life-threatening injuries. The man was later airlifted for further treatment, according to BECSO.

According to the sheriff’s office, the man’s son was detained, pending further investigation.

More information will be released tomorrow.

Minnesota State Patrol, Mayo Ambulance and Eagle Lake Fire Department assisted at the scene.