Skip to main content
Publish date:

Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound in Minnesota restaurant bathroom

A 31-year-old man from Kimball, Minnesota died.
Author:

A man died in central Minnesota from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a restaurant bathroom.

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office confirmed the incident at the Red Goat Bar & Grill, at 170 Central Avenue North in Watkins.

It happened at around 2:44 p.m. on Easter Sunday, Sheriff Brian Cruze told Bring Me The News.

The victim was a 31-year-old man from nearby Kimball, Minnesota.

Related:

– Sign up for our daily newsletters

The investigation is still ongoing.

Watkins is located around 25 miles southwest of St. Cloud.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, or know somebody who is, then call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255.

Minnesota's suicide crisis helpline, The Crisis Connection, currently faces shutdown next month unless funding can be found. You can find more about this here, courtesy of MPR.

Minnesota's suicide rate has been rising steadily since the turn of the century, after reaching an all-time low in 1999, the Star Tribune reports.

Next Up

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Woman in critical condition after being shot in the head in St. Paul

Officers responded to the incident at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Alexander Mattison

Vikings-Lions: 5 things you can count on

It's a great time for the Vikings to play the Lions.

covid

Omicron variant confirmed in Wisconsin man who traveled to South Africa

Five other cases have been confirmed and linked to a Wisconsin wedding.

Sharon Mollerus - duluth - snow plow car

Sunday snowstorm walloping MN's North Shore with huge totals

Just ridiculous snow totals expected the rest of Sunday.

Screen Shot 2021-12-05 at 6.49.03 AM

Saturday snow causes havoc on Twin Cities roads

There were countless spinouts and crashes across Minnesota.

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild win battle of NHL's hottest teams, extend winning streak to six

Kirill Kaprizov delivered a shootout winner to take down the Maple Leafs.

Eric Kendricks

Vikings downgrade Eric Kendricks to out against Lions

The Vikings have also activated Michael Pierce from injured reserve.

u.s. attorney

Minnesotan sentenced after assaulting man with baseball bat

Marshall Wayne Boshey was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

Target store

Target's gift card discount is back, but for this weekend only

The fine print: for Target Circle members only (but membership is free).

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

Minneapolis teen arrested in St. Cloud after fleeing police in stolen vehicle

The vehicle was stolen in a car-jacking in Minneapolis Thursday.

Related

Black Bear Casino

Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound at casino restaurant

Police were called to a report of a man with a handgun inside the Black Bear Casino.

Young man dies after truck flips into river near Gull Lake

The victim was a 22-year-old man from Brainerd.

Victims in Perham double killing identified as mother and son

A 21-year-old man, with a history of mental illness, is in custody.

Minnesota man dies in trench collapse in Wisconsin

The 22 year old from Hastings died on Saturday.

Missing man's body found in west-central MN

It's not clear at this stage what caused his death.

Toddler killed after being hit by car in driveway

The 1-and-a-half year old died in Farmington, Wisconsin.