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Kelliher man shot in Beltrami County dies

Blackduck Ambulance crew transported Matthew Albert to a landing pad where he was taken by air ambulance to North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis where he never regained consciousness. He died Thursday.

Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, Kelliher Fire-Rescue and Blackduck Ambulance responded to a residence in Shooks Township Oct. 20 at 10:23 a.m. and located a 27 year old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Matthew David Albert of Kelliher was alive but unconscious and was transported by Blackduck Ambulance to a landing site then transferred to the North Memorial Air Ambulance for transport to North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis.

Albert never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead today. His body was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office for determination of cause and manner of death.

Authorities are requesting assistance in locating a firearm which has been removed from the Albert residence and may be connected to this case. The firearm is described as a "Heritage Arms" .22 caliber Single Action "cowboy style six-shooter," blue revolver with a 6.5 inch barrel and wooden grips.

Anyone with information regarding this gun, or any other information about this case is requested to contact the Beltrami County Sheriff's office at 218-333-9111 or the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension ATA 218-755-6650 or 888-234-3692.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The BCA is conducting the investigation. Foul play has not been ruled out and the investigation is proceeding.