BEMIDJI, Minnesota — Authorities in northern Minnesota are searching for a gunman in a fatal shooting.
Beltrami County sheriff's dispatchers were alerted Monday night about a teen who showed up at Sanford Hospital with a gunshot wound. Within minutes they received a second call about a shooting outside a home on the 1100 block of Minnesota Avenue. Police officers and sheriff's deputies arrived around 10:30 p.m. and found the body of a 20-year-old man.
Police are looking for a known suspect, identified as 18-year-old Antonio Vicente Parkhurst of Bemidji, who witnesses saw flee the scene on foot carrying a handgun. KARE 11 does not usually identify suspects until they have been charged, but authorities say Parkhurst is considered armed and dangerous, and poses a potential threat to the public. He is described as a Native American male with short black hair, brown eyes and a slender build, last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information on the fatal shooting or the whereabouts of Antonio Parkhurst is asked to call Bemidji Police at 218-333-9111. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of Minnesota at their website www.CrimeStoppersMn.org, by calling the toll free phone number 1-800-222-TIPS (8477); or by using the P3 Tip Submit app installable on all smartphones. All contact with Crime Stoppers is anonymous,and tipsters may qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.