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Beltrami County Sheriff's Investigator Jarrett Walton, kneeling, and Deputy Sam Lundquist investigate the scene of a shooting Tuesday afternoon. The victim suffered non life-threatening injuries. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

UPDATED: One suffers non life-threatening injuries in Tuesday afternoon shooting

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

BEMIDJI -- One person suffered non life-threatening injuries after being shot in an appendage Tuesday afternoon and a juvenile is in custody, police said. Both the shooter and the victim were found travelling in the same vehicle not long after police arrived.

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The incident occurred at 682 Swenson Road Southeast just after 12 p.m. Tuesday, Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp said. In a press release from Beltrami County emergency management director Beryl Wernberg, the victim is identified as Devin Craig Spears-Thomas 

Spears-Thomas was taken to a Duluth hospital and is expected to require surgery to repair multiple gunshot wounds, according to Hodapp. The shooting came after a domestic dispute between Spears-Thomas and his wife, Amy Spears-Thomas.

As police arrived, a pickup truck carrying both Devin Spears-Thomas and the juvenile who allegedly carried out the shooting, was spotted. The juvenile was arrested and remains in custody, according to the release. 

It is unclear what kind of weapon was used, but investigators could be seen marking shotgun shell casings with crime scene tags outside a metal barn near the residence, off Roosevelt Road Southeast.

Hodapp said there is no threat to public safety and the investigation is ongoing.

For more information check bemidjipioneer.com later or pick up a copy of tomorrow's Pioneer.

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