Man Injured in Granite Falls Shooting Dies, Suspect at Large
Photo: Caring Bridge
A 28-year-old man who was critically injured in a shooting at a Granite Falls home has died. The shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2.
According to his Caring Bridge site, Christopher Panitzke died while being treated at Hennepin County Medical Center for multiple gunshot wounds. Police say 26-year-old Kara Monson of Granite Falls was found dead at the scene of the shooting. She had been shot.
On Wednesday, authorities located a vehicle believed to be driven by a person of interest in this case. The person of interest has been identified as 28-year-old Andrew Joseph Dikken of Granite Falls.
Dikken is still at-large, according to authorities. A 1996 GMC Sierra pickup - believed to belong to Dikken - was found in a remote location about 5 miles north of Belview, Minn., off of Redwood County Road 7.
Officials say Dikken is Monson's ex-boyfriend.
Anyone with information about Dikken's whereabouts is asked to call 911.
Granite Falls Police, the Yellow Medicine Sheriff's Office and the BCA are investigating the case.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.