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Man Pleads Guilty To Fatal Burnsville Shooting

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HASTINGS, Minn. (WCCO) – A Burnsville, Minn. man has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the January shooting death of another Burnsville man.

According to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office, Robert Michael Thomas, 47, pleaded guilty to shooting 38-year-old James Edward Koenig.

The shooting happened Jan. 23 in Thomas’ Burnsville home. Police said they believed the two had an argument that led to the shooting.

“This was a senseless shooting death which should never have occurred,” said county attorney James Backstrom.

Thomas had been indicted on one count each of murder while committing second-degree assault, manslaughter, intentional discharge of a firearm, endangering another and reckless discharge of a firearm in a municipality — all, which are felonies.

Thomas will be sentenced on Oct. 27.

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