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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • 3 in custody as homeowner kills intruder in Pine Co.

  • Sheriff's officials say three people are in custody after a homeowner shot and killed an armed intruder during a home invasion in eastern Minnesota.
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  • Sheriff's officials say three people are in custody after a homeowner shot and killed an armed intruder during a home invasion in eastern Minnesota.
    Authorities say two men in their 20s entered a house near Sandstone about 2:30 a.m. Thursday with the apparent intent to rob the homeowner, who's in his 60s or 70s. One of the intruders was armed with a handgun.
    Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole says the homeowner used his own gun to shoot the armed suspect, who died at the scene. The dead suspect is identified as 23-year-old Gypsy Watts. A second suspect fled.
    WDIO-TV reports three persons of interest were arrested Thursday afternoon. Authorities say no other suspects are being sought. Authorities also found a van they believe was involved.
    The homeowner was not hurt.

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