Charges: Maple Grove man shot girlfriend in face

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. - A Maple Grove man faces an attempted murder charge after allegedly shooting his longtime girlfriend in the face.

The shooting happened the evening of October 5th in the 9100-block of Comstock Lane in Maple Grove.

Investigators say they received several 911 calls reporting gunfire in the area. A neighbor approached the home after seeing a woman come out of the house, bleeding from the head and shoulder. The victim then said, "Mitch shot me" and then slumped to the ground.

Police arrived, pulled the woman to safety and surrounded the house. That's when, according to the criminal complaint, police spotted Mitchell Antil, 52, in his house and armed with a shotgun. Police talked Antil out of the house without further incident.

Charges state Antil admitted to shooting the woman in the head and chest. He allegedly told investigators he knew what he was doing and that he wanted to kill her, though the charges do not elaborate beyond that.

At last check, the woman was being treated for what was described as non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

Antil remains jailed on a second-degree attempted murder charge.


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