Charges: Woman’s ex shot her new partner at Prior Lake park

Authorities have arrested a man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend at a park in Prior Lake this week.

Prosecutors formally charged 28-year-old Tyler Deandre Schlotfeldt-Gidney with attempted murder and first-degree assault on Friday.

The charges stem from a shooting Thursday afternoon at Spring Lake Park.

According to the charging documents, first responders found a 28-year-old man lying on the ground, bleeding heavily and suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper leg, near his groin, at around 4:30 p.m. The man was taken to a hospital via ambulance in critical condition, as the bullet hit him near the femoral artery, and he’s expected to need additional surgeries and be placed in the intensive care unit. He was still in the hospital as of Friday afternoon, according to police.

The woman who was with the victim told officers that Schlotfeldt-Gidney, the father of her 3-year-old daughter, shot the man. She added that Schlotfeldt-Gidney was sent to prison before their daughter was born, the complaint states, and he never sees their daughter.

The woman told police that she’s in a relationship with the victim, who is the father of her 3-month-old son.

Court documents note that Schlotfeldt-Gidney added the woman on Snapchat out of the blue Thursday morning and said he wanted her to go with him to California the next day. He added that they should meet up to talk about their daughter, and they agreed to meet at the park at around 4 p.m.

However, the woman said she brought her new boyfriend because Schlotfeldt-Gidney had been physical with her in the past.

When they got to the park, the woman said Schlotfeldt-Gidney walked behind her vehicle, her boyfriend got out and then she heard gunshots.

A witness at the park told officers he saw the suspect put a gun in his waistline and then get into a Tahoe and speed away.

Schlotfeldt-Gidney was brought into custody Friday afternoon and is being held at the Scott County Jail.