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UPDATE: Deceased in Monday night homicide investigation identified

UPDATE 7/16/19: RPD has identified the deceased subjects in this case as Maxwell Artem Pearson, 18 years old, and Gary Raymond Pearson, 61 years old.


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — Police have released more information about Monday night’s homicide investigation. See the original coverage here.

According to a news release late Monday night, it began with a call for a possible suicide along the 1500 block of 8th Avenue NW at 3:56 p.m.

Police said a woman came home and found her 18-year-old son with an apparent gunshot wound. Police responded and reported also finding the man’s 61-year-old father who had a gunshot wound.

Police said it appears to have been a murder-suicide, although the investigation continues.

Investigators said they found at least one gun on the property.

Autopsies will be done today, police said, and they need to review the evidence further.

Nicole Valinote

Nicole Valinote

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