The Free Press, Mankato, MN

February 21, 2014

Mapleton police respond to gunshot


Authorities were called to a report of a gunshot Friday around noon in Mapleton.

A block of First Avenue near Garfield Street was blocked off.

Mapleton Police Chief Ben Honsey said the incident was an apparent suicide, but the investigation will not be closed until after he receives an autopsy report.

He said no one was arrested, police are not looking for anyone and their is no risk to the public.