Chippewa County Sheriff's Office

(Montevideo, MN)  The Chippewa County Sheriff's Office is reporting that one man is dead following an incident Monday evening in rural Montevideo.  Deputies were serving court papers to a 44 year old man at a residence along County Road 15 SW.  Chippewa County Sheriff Derek Olson says around 8:43pm the man retreated into a bedroom to retrieve belongings and exit the property. A single gunshot was heard in the room occupied by the man.  Deputies on scene protected a woman also at the residence and secured the scene.

A search warrant was executed for the property and the man was found and pronounced deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The man's identity has not been released.