Police seek motive in shooting on Minnesota reservation

Police seek motive in shooting on Minnesota reservation Photo: WDIO-TV

Updated: October 19, 2019 08:18 PM

Authorities are looking for a motive in a shooting that wounded a man attending a funeral on an American Indian reservation in northern Minnesota.

Police say the 45-year-old Minneapolis man identified as Broderick Boshay Robinson was shot in the head during the funeral Friday on the Fond du Lac Band reservation. WDIO-TV reports the man was released from a hospital that night.


A 28-year-old man identified as Shelby Boswell, also from Minneapolis, was arrested. Police say funeral-goers restrained the suspect before police took him into custody.

1 shot, 1 arrested on Fond du Lac reservation

Police say the suspect and the victim apparently knew each other. A rifle was recovered.

The shooting happened in a Head Start building gymnasium. The shooting prompted a lockdown at tribal offices and a school.

The band is offering spiritual healing and emotional health support at Fond du Lac Ojibwe School this weekend.

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