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March 09, 2010
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Former Minn. officer opens fire in bar, kills man

The former officer confronted ex-wife, resulting in a shooting

Associated Press

CHISOLM, Minn. - Authorities credit a bystander with taking down a former police officer who opened fire in a crowded bar in northeastern Minnesota, killing one man and wounding two others.

The gunman entered Jim's Sports Club Bar and Grill in Chisolm through a back door Saturday night and started shooting at a table of patrons, which included his ex-wife.

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension spokesman Andy Skoogman says a bystander smashed a wooden chair over the gunman's head, knocking him unconscious. The bar was packed with people from a nearby golf tournament. Skoogman tells the Star Tribune there could have been more victims, if the gunman hadn't been subdued.

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Forty-year-old Edward Walberg was killed. Twenty-nine-year-old Cale Nelson was shot twice and is in critical condition at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth. Thirty-eight-year-old Larry Elj was shot in the upper arm and was treated and released from a nearby hospital.






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