Bayfield Man Accused of Killing Uncle Charged With First-Degree Murder

Next Court Appearance is on April 26

PROGRESS TOWNSHIP, Minn. – A Bayfield man suspected of fatally shooting his uncle in April 2018 has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder.

Investigators believe James Montano shot and killed his uncle, Andrew Gokee, while also grazing his cousin with a bullet that rushed past his right ear.

Montano is also facing charges of second-degree murder and first-degree attempted premeditated murder.

His next court appearance is scheduled for April 26.

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