(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.