Hunt for 'extremely dangerous' man wanted for Austin killing

He's wanted on second-degree murder charges.
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A man being sought in connection to a fatal shooting in Austin, Minnesota, over the weekend is being described as "extremely dangerous."

Miguel A. Nunez Jr., 18, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is charged via arrest warrant with three counts of second-degree murder in connection to the June 5 shooting that killed 45-year-old David Harris in his home and injured another person. 

A warrant was issued for Nunez's arrest on Tuesday, with the Austin Police Department saying Nunez is "considered extremely dangerous and should not be approached," KTTC reports.

Nunez has apparently left the Austin area. The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, said on June 7 deputies attempted to arrest Nunez near the 100 block of North Lake Avenue, but he fled on foot. 

The criminal complaint against him, filed Tuesday, says Nunez's whereabouts are unknown, adding he is a "public safety risk."

Nunez is accused of going to Harris' home at 110 12th St. NE in Austin under the guise of buying marijuana from another person who lived at the home, but he actually intended to rob the dealer, a juvenile male who was in the car with Nunez told police, charges say. 

The juvenile told investigators he had recently moved to the Austin area from Sioux Falls and had some friends visit that weekend, which is when they decided to rob a drug dealer.

A victim who was shot during the altercation told police Nunez and three others came to the house to buy marijuana, with Nunez and one other man going to an upstairs bedroom where someone in the house began to weigh the drugs, the complaint says. That's when Nunez pulled out a handgun and said they needed to give him all the drugs or he'd shoot everyone in the house.

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Harris heard a commotion in the room, grabbed his gun and opened the bedroom door, which is when Nunez began shooting, the victim told police. Nunez shot Harris in the chest, killing him, charges state.

Nunez then struggled with the victim, and he was also shot. Harris also fired his weapon, hitting Nunez. The juvenile who had been in the car with Nunez told police Nunez was hurt, noting he wrapped his hand because it was bleeding. 

When police arrived at the home around 1:10 a.m., they found Harris on the floor in the bedroom with three wounds to his chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A weapon was located nearby Harris and police found Nunez's gun, which he dropped on the way out of the house, at the top of the stairs, the complaint states. There were also shell casings in the bedrooms, the hallway and on the stairwell, and multiple bullet holes, a shattered window and bloodstains on the second floor and leading out of the home. 

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