Brooklyn Center man charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting wife

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December 12, 2018 03:48 PM

A Brooklyn Center man is charged with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault after allegedly shooting his wife in the face, stomach and leg.

A criminal complaint for 60-year-old Dana Stephen Comeaux was issued by warrant because he is currently hospitalized.


According to the complaint, Minneapolis police responded to a shooting Saturday afternoon near the 2500 block of Pillsbury Avenue South. They found a woman with three gunshot wounds who said her husband, whom she identified as "Dana," shot her.

She was transported from the scene by emergency medical personnel.

A witness said she heard a gunshot, then saw a woman leave a vehicle and run into an alley. A man then ran after her, grabbed her and pulled her towards the alley.

The witness said the man shoved the woman against the garage, and then the witness heard another gunshot.

Other witnesses said they heard multiple gunshots, the complaint states.

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Police identified the suspect as Comeaux and found him at a motel in Roseville Monday. He was arrested and police found a handgun on him.

The complaint states there was "dried and fresh blood" on Comeaux's clothing, as well as all on multiple places in the hotel room. Police also found a discharged cartridge from Comeaux's handgun and a tooth.

According to the complaint, Comeaux told police the victim was his third wife, and that she kicked him out of the house because they were having "relationship problems."

Comeaux said he was drunk and "did not have any memory" of how his wife was shot, the complaint states. He said he was injured when his wife hit him in the face at the motel, but officers found a bullet hole under his chin and he was taken to the hospital with a "suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound."

If convicted, each of the charges against Comeaux carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.

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