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Charges: Man shot sister's boyfriend at reservation funeral

Shelby Gene Boswell Photo: Carlton County Jail. Shelby Gene Boswell

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Updated: October 21, 2019 02:50 PM
Created: October 21, 2019 02:49 PM

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.
    
The Star Tribune reports 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.

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