Jordan man charged with shooting, wounding his father and ex-girlfriend


A Jordan man has been charged with shooting his father and former girlfriend last week in Carver County, after which he led police on a 14-hour manhunt before being arrested.

Joshua Gilpin, 39, made his first appearance in Carver County District Court Tuesday. He's charged with several counts of attempted murder, assault and terroristic threats, KSTP reports.

Gilpin was arrested late Friday morning at his parents' house in Jordan, a day after the shootings at the Chaska home of his ex-girlfriend, Heidi Robling. Authorities say Gilpin shared custody of his 4-year-old son with Robling, the boy's mother.

At about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday evening he was dropping off the boy at Robling's home and entered the house while his father, 60-year-old Robert Gilpin, waited in the car outside.

According to the criminal complaint, Joshua Gilpin pulled out a gun and threatened to kill Robling. She called out to Gilpin's father, who ran inside to help, the Star Tribune reports.

Robert Gilpin said he struggled with his son over the gun when Joshua shot him in the chest. He then shot Robling in the neck and fled the scene, the complaint states.

Police searched for Joshua Gilpin for hours until they arrested him at his parents' house the next day.

Robling and Robert Gilpin were treated at a hospital for their wounds, and both are expected to recover.

Robling had told police in the weeks prior to the incident that Gilpin had been threatening to harm her and her new boyfriend, according to KSTP.

During Tuesday's court hearing, Gilpin's bail was set at $200,000. If he is released, the judge said he must wear a GPS monitoring device, the Star Tribune reports. His next court appearance is scheduled for Friday.

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