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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune
  • Update: Friday shooting leads to police chase

  • Suspects were pursued Tuesday afternoon through Lyon and Lincoln counties.
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    Daniel Scheff, 30, was found bleeding from apparent gun shot wounds two miles south of Granite Falls on Highway 23 at the intersection of 260th Ave. just before 1:00 a.m. Friday morning. According to a press release, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office received a phone call at 12:41 a.m. stating that Scheff was lying on the side of road covered in blood. Emergency services responded to the scene and the male was transported to the Granite Falls Hospital before being airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. As of 8:00 a.m. Friday morning he was listed in critical condition. The incident is currently under investigation and no further information is available at this time.
    Police Chase
    Late Tuesday afternoon, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s office was involved in a pursuit with a vehicle with two persons of interest to the Friday morning assault and shooting. In conjunction with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and the Marshall Police Department, the two were chased starting south of Marshall on Hwy. 23 and continued through Lyon and Lincoln counties, according to a press release. The two members of the vehicle were believed to be armed and drove with their windows down. One of the perpetrators phoned a family member in nearby Lake Benton and said that they were going to drive until they ran out of gas and then wait for the deputies who were in pursuit. The chase ended when the vehicle in question was stopped using a PIT maneuver by the Minnesota State Patrol Trooper, and was flipped on a curve west of County Road 137, west of County Road 1 near the South Dakota border. The driver and passenger were treated at the Hendricks hospital and released in YMC Sheriff’s custody. “The deputies have been exploring leads and putting in extra hours in order to apprehend these suspects,” YMC Sheriff Bill Flaten said. “We’re looking forward to being able to bring forth charges and more information will be available at that time.” No other information, including names and conditions, are known at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

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