A suspect in a Maple Grove homicide case is out of jail without charges while authorities investigate further, police told Bring Me The News.
The 30-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday after police say he turned himself in in connection with a Sunday, April 17 altercation on the road that led to one dead from gunfire.
William F. Haire, 61, of Buffalo, died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
"The 30-year-old man was released Thursday pending further investigation, according to Maple Grove Police Commander Jon Wetternach.
"He is still considered a suspect," Wetternach wrote in an email to Bring Me The News.
What we know about the case
Officers were called to County Road 30 and Garland Lane around 3 p.m. on Sunday after a 911 caller reported "an altercation between two motorists."
According to police, the incident began near St. Cloud and "went on for over 40 miles."
The responding officers located a vehicle off the road near Interstate 94 and Maple Grove Parkway, and then found a man, since identified as Haire, suffering from a gunshot wound inside the vehicle.
He was taken to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale, where he was pronounced dead just before 5 p.m. Sunday.