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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Northern Minn. home invasion, assaut ends with son shooting, killing intruder

  • Police say Beaudoin had been in altercation at another house about a mile way and was bleeding.
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  • A sheriff in northern Minnesota says a son who shot and killed an intruder was defending himself and his 72-year-old mother, who had been attacked by the man.
    Koochiching County Sheriff Brian Jespersen says 34-year-old Benjamin Beaudoin of Mendota Heights came to the door of a home in Ray early Saturday asking for help. The sheriff says Beaudoin had been in an altercation at another house about a mile away and was bleeding.
    Jespersen says when he entered the second house, Beaudoin grabbed the woman, threw her to the floor and started choking her. The woman's 48-year-old son went to get his gun in a bedroom where Beaudoin lunged at him and was shot.
    Beaudoin was rushed to Rainy Lake Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

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