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Ex-University of Wisconsin director dies after shooting in northern Minnesota

He was shot in the head during a family dispute at the weekend.

One of the three men shot during a dispute in northern Minnesota has died from his injuries.

The Carlton County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 57-year-old Andrew Gokee, 57, of Wisconsin Rapids, died from injuries sustained when he was shot in Progress Township.

The initial police reports said Gokee had been shot in the head by his 32-year-old nephew.

It's since emerged that Gokee was the former director of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Native American Center.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Andy Gokee who passed away this weekend," the center said on Facebook. "Andy worked in and directed the UWSP Native American Center for almost 20 years."


– Apparent dispute leads to 3 being shot in northern Minnesota.

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What's more, Gokee was the grandfather of Jason Pero, the 14-year-old boy who was shot dead by police in November after approaching officers while wielding a knife.

The triple shooting happened at the home of Gokee's brother, whose son is alleged to have shot one of his cousins as well as Gokee following a dispute.

The nephew then fled into the nearby woods, where he was found later with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The shooter is now in custody and is awaiting formal charges and a court appearance.

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