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Police: Man shot another man in the head, then called 911 to report it

A suspect fatally shot another man in the head twice, then called police to tell them what he did.

The incident happened Tuesday at Myre-Big Island State Park near Albert Lea, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office. The man called police around 9:15 p.m.

Officials found the victim, who had been shot twice in the head, sitting in his car – the windows of the car were rolled up and the doors were locked, the sheriff’s office said in an update Wednesday afternoon.

Police took the suspect into custody without incident. He’s being held at the Freeborn County Jail under suspicion of second-degree murder.

Officials say it’s unclear what led to the shooting, which happened in a parking lot at the park. The sheriff’s office did say the suspect’s wife and infant child were there as well, but weren’t hurt.

Investigators did recover a gun at the time the suspect was taken into custody.

More information is expected to be released Thursday morning.

Myre-Big Island State Park is 2,073 acres, located three miles southeast of Albert Lea on County Highway 38, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says. The park is open to camping, and is considered one of the many good birding spots in southern Minnesota.

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