PINE CITY - On Wednesday shortly after 9 p.m. the Pine County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting that a shooting had occurred at 29243 Sunny Hill Rd in rural Pine County. Information from the reporting party was that she had received a texted message from the female resident of 29243 Sunny Hill Rd.
The text message stated that the female resident had been shot by her ex-husband and that he was still present inside the house on Sunny Hill Rd.
Deputies from the Pine County and Chisago County Sheriff's Offices responded to the scene and established a perimeter around the house.
Numerous attempts were made to contact the female resident by phone and text with no response.
A Pine County Sheriffs Supervisor was able to make contact with a male party who exited the house and was standing on the front deck.
This party failed to comply with verbal commands, to move away from the house, and subsequently reentered the dwelling.
At this time all the lights in the house were turned off.
Shortly thereafter the ex-husband's vehicle was located parked at a seasonal cabin a quarter mile from the Sunny Hill Rd address and responding Deputies received information of prior domestic related calls to this address involving the ex-husband.
Members of the Pine County SWAT Team entered the house and located the female resident with a gunshot wound to her upper chest.
The female resident was removed from the house and rushed by waiting ambulance to the hospital.
The ex-husband was cornered in the living room by officers where he threatened suicide while holding a pistol to his head.
Over the next two hours officers of the Pine and Chisago County SWAT Teams attempted to convince the ex-husband to surrender.
The ex-husband was pronounced dead at the scene by a self inflicted gunshot wound.
The female victim was transferred to St Mary's Hospital in Duluth, were she is listed in serious condition.
This incident is currently under investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Names are withheld pending notifications.