2 dead in apparent murder, suicide in Faribault

Two people are dead in what police are saying is an apparent murder-suicide incident in Faribault.

According to Faribault Police, on Monday at 8:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence located in the 700 block of Third Street Northwest.

Police were told by the female caller that her boyfriend had been drinking and was throwing items around the residence, adding she was unable to exit the residence. The caller also reported that her boyfriend had two guns in the residence and that he might fight or flee when officers arrived. While dispatch was collecting information, the dispatcher heard the caller scream and lost contact with her.

When officers arrived, they received no response when they knocked. Authorities saw overturned furniture inside the residence and found the door unlocked. Police entered the residence and found two unresponsive people, one man and one woman, on the floor. The woman appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was declared dead at the scene. The man appeared to have suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was also determined to be deceased. A handgun was also found lying next to the man.

Officers and detectives worked through the night and into Tuesday morning to process the scene.

The woman has been identified as Amanda Schroeder, 32, and the man has been identified as Brandon Akermark, 27. Both will have an autopsy done by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police Chief Andy Bohlen called the incident an "unspeakable tragedy" and for those experiencing domestic violence to "reach out for help."

The investigation is active and ongoing at this time.