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Husband of Maplewood homicide victim now considered a suspect

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The husband of a woman shot to death in her Maplewood home early Sunday morning is now considered a suspect in her death and police are searching for him, authorities said Monday.

Todd Larry Tennin, 31, is wanted in the killing of 41-year-old April Marie Tennin at their home in the 1700 block of Woodland Lane. April Tennin was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound about 6 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell.

Todd Tennin had been considered a "person of interest" in the case, but now police are calling him a suspect.

Tennin has a criminal record that includes convictions on second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, malicious punishment of a child and being a felon in possession of a firearm, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

According to Schnell, Todd Tennin is also wanted by the Department of Corrections for violating terms of his parole from prison in connection with the weapons-related conviction.

“Under the current circumstances and based Mr. Tennin’s extensive history of involvements with the criminal justice system, we regard him as a risk to public safety,” Schnell said.

April and Todd Tennin had been arguing just prior to the shooting, and Todd Tennin fled the scene afterward, according to Schnell. Authorities found his vehicle at the Brooklyn Park home of an acquaintance. Police believe he left that house in another vehicle, which was recovered Monday morning in Minneapolis. Tennin is still at large.

Three children – aged 12, 15 and 16 – were in the house during the shooting but weren't harmed. Two of the children were April Tennin’s and the third was a friend, Schnell told the Star Tribune. The children found April Tennin’s body.

A neighbor tells WCCO one of the children ran into the street yelling, “Help me, help me, my mom is dead, my mom is dead.”

April and Todd Tennin were married in January 2014, the Pioneer Press notes. Schnell told the Star Tribune his officers have been called to their home multiple times for domestic difficulties since last spring.

Anyone with information about Todd Tennin's whereabouts is asked to call Maplewood police at 651-249-2600 or 911. Information can also be anonymously provided by texting the keyword MAPLEWOOD followed by the tip information to TIP411 (847411).

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