7 people arrested following drug-related shooting in Meeker County

Four people have been arrested in connection to the shooting and three others were booked into jail in relation to the discovery of drugs.
Author:
Publish date:

Two more people have been arrested for their alleged roles in connection to a shooting near Litchfield on Sunday night

The drug-related shooting happened just prior to 11 p.m. on the 23900 block of Highway 22, just south of Litchfield in Meeker County. The sheriff's office said the gunshot victim was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital, then was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. 

"As of today, the victim was listed in critical but stable condition," the sheriff's office said Tuesday. 

There have now been three 18-year-olds arrested in connection to the shooting. Originally, 18-year-old men from rural Grove City and rural Litchfield, respectively, were arrested. Then on Tuesday, the sheriff's office arrested an 18-year-old woman from rural Litchfield and a 45-year-old woman from rural Grove City. 

The investigation resulted in a search warrant being executed on the 24200 block of 548th Avenue just south of Grove City, where the gun used in the shooting was found along with methamphetamine, marijuana, ecstasy and other drug paraphernalia. 

That search led to the arrests of a 20-year-old from rural Grove City, a 45-year-old man from rural Litchfield, and a 48-year-old Minneapolis man. 

Everyone arrested is in custody at the Meeker County Jail pending formal charges. 

Weather forecast with Novak Weather

Next Up

Guy Fieri

MN brewpub to make 2nd appearance on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

In other words, Guy Fieri is returning to the Twin Cities.

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

St. Cloud teen charged with raping girl in high school bathroom

Police say it happened during a late 2019 basketball game.

Mark_Pavelich

Reports: 'Miracle on Ice' star Mark Pavelich found dead at treatment facility

The 63-year-old had been ordered to undergo psychiatric care.

hennepin county government center fencing minneapolis chauvin

Minneapolis, Hennepin County spending $1M on barricades, fencing for Chauvin trial

Minneapolis hopes to be reimbursed for fortification costs by the state if it passes the proposed SAFE Account.

police lights

Police: 3 Minnesotans made fake report to divert SD police away drug investigation

Three people from Detroit Lakes are facing charges, with two of the men involved accused of making a false report of gunmen entering a local business.

Drive-up vaccine

HealthPartners opens drive-up COVID vaccine site

The healthcare provider says it's the first drive-up vaccination site in the state.

derek chauvin

Appeals court: Judge must reconsider third-degree murder charge against Chauvin

The appeals court's recent decision on a different officer-involved shooting case is precedent, it said.

covid-19, vaccine

New data reveals Minnesotans getting COVID vaccines are disproportionately white

The Minnesota Department of Health revealed race and ethnicity vaccine data on Friday.

Bryan Ellinger

Charges: Trail of Terror supervisor sexually assaulted 3 teenage employees

Bryan Ellinger was arrested in January accused of raping a 15-year-old employee. Two more women have come forward accusing him of sexually assaulted them as teens.

Related

police lights

2 arrested after shooting critically wounds man near Litchfield

The shooting was reported just prior to 11 p.m. Sunday.

police lights

Two arrested after drug bust finds $150K of meth, $72K in cash

The CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force arrested the two on Wednesday.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Man killed while working with concrete boom truck identified

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office and OSHA are investigating.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Meeker County deputy airlifted to hospital after crash

The 22-year-old deputy's view was blocked by a snow bank.

Christian Brown (left) and Byron Jackson (right)

Charges: Hutchinson man shot man in the head while trying to buy cocaine

The other suspect is accused of punching a man to the ground, breaking his arm and dislocating his shoulder.

Inver Grove Heights police

2nd arrest made after killing of Burnsville man in Inver Grove Heights

The 39-year-old victim was involved in a drug deal, according to a criminal complaint.

police lights

Sheriff: 1 dead, 1 hospitalized after shooting in central Minnesota

It may have been a drug deal gone bad, according to a release.