Most people would admit that the end of a romantic relationship is often difficult for both parties. While the reaction to a former love interest likely varies from person to person, most do not include violence. Despite this, a Minnesota man faces multiple criminal charges after he allegedly confronted a woman he used to date, and her co-worker, at their place of employment.
The incident happened on a day in January. Reports indicate it happened at a service station, where a man encountered two employees. Police claim that he spoke with a 55-year-old employee about a female employee who had allegedly ended a relationship with the accused. The 59-year-old man reportedly returned to the service station days later.
The man allegedly had a gun with him during that visit. Police say that when he tried to force the two employees into an office, the younger man grabbed the gun. The defendant is accused of firing the gun, causing significant damage to the other man’s thumb. The bullet then entered the victim’s face and became lodged at the base of his skull. It is reportedly inoperable.
The defendant now faces multiple criminal charges as a result of the incident, including second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, first-degree assault causing bodily harm and first-degree attempted murder. Because of the seriousness of the charges against the man, the decisions that he must make in the coming weeks and months will ultimately have a significant impact on the rest of his life. As such, he many want to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Minnesota who can advise him about his options, ensuring that he is capable of making informed decisions.