Cannon Falls shooting suspect found dead inside the home

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(ABC 6 News) – Members of law enforcement involved in the standoff Wednesday found the 25-year-old suspect dead just after 5 p.m. inside his home, according to an updated release from the Cannon Falls Police Department.

The Cannon Falls Schools have been notified and worked in coordination with the Cannon Falls Police Department to facilitate the release of students in a safe manner.

There is no longer a need to residents to remain inside and they can resume normal activities.

“There will still be police activity in the area for several hours some will impact street traffic in limited areas.”

The investigation of the incident is just beginning, and will take several hours to determine the details that lead to this shooting.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Crime Scene Unit will be assisting the Cannon Falls Police Department in processing the scene

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(ABC 6 News) : UPDATE: The Goodhue County Sheriff’s office says law enforcement has cleared from the scene in Cannon Falls. The department thanks the community for the patience and understanding.

Additional information is expected to be released shortly.

(ABC 6 News) – Law enforcement with several agencies are on the scene of an incident on the east side Cannon Falls on Wednesday afternoon.

The scene is in the general area of 1st and Hoffman Streets — just a few blocks south of County Road 19 and east of Highway 52.

According to the Cannon Falls Police Department, at approximately 11:32 a.m., officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a female that reported being shot in a residential neighborhood. Officers located a 26-year-old female with a gunshot wound and took her to safety. She was then transported by ambulance to a level one trauma center.

Police say a 25-year-old male suspect is believed to be in the residence. Officers have established a perimeter around the residence with assistance from the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, Dakota County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol. Additional resources of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) are assisting in attempts to make contact with the suspect.

In officer’s failed attempts to get the man to come outside, he has been referred to as “Mr. Anderson.” But there is no word on how much longer the standoff will last.

The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office says a shelter in-place has been issued near the 300 block of 1st Ave. N in Cannon Falls. They are asking the public to avoid the area and residents to remain in their homes.

Cannon Falls schools were notified and have implemented a lockdown out of an abundance of caution.

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