3 Arrested After Drive-By Shooting Investigation In Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. (WCCO) – Three people were arrested Tuesday night after an apparent drive-by shooting incident in Bemidji  on Saturday, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office.

Nobody was injured in the incident, which was reported at about 4L09 a.m. on the 3100 block of Mill Street NE in Bemidji Township. Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area, and when they arrived, they found that two bullets were fired into a residence from a high-powered rifle.

After investigating, authorities learned that the shots came from a vehicle on the roadway that was seen leaving the area by a witness. Sheriff’s deputies learned that the victims in the incident were victims of a separate incident in June where Edward Michael Halvorson crashed his vehicle in a Green Mill parking lot and was arrested for drunk driving.

Those victims were set to testify in Halvorson’s trial in the coming weeks. Officers with the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office arrested Halvorson and his parents in connection with the shooting late Monday night.

darwyn halvorson 3 Arrested After Drive By Shooting Investigation In Bemidji

(credit: Beltrami County Jail)

Halvorson, 37, was charged with felony drive-by shooting, witness tampering and transferring a weapon to a person ineligible to possess a firearm. Darwyn Michael Halvorson, 71, was arrested for aiding an offender, felon in possession of a firearm and investigation of possession of stolen property. Gretchen Catherine Swenson, 63, was arrested for aiding an offender.

All three are currently in custody at the Beltrami County Jail and the incident remains under investigation.

  • Larry F.

    Too bad Darwyn didn’t Darwin, sounds like a lovely felony family.

  • Moi

    What is wrong with people? Seriously. Lock them up!

    • whatiswrongwithpeople

      flouridated water…MSG and corn syrup…various sodiums and sugars…hollyweird programing…too many vaccines while toddlers…and the list goes on, how americans have been dumbed down, with seared conscienses and black hearts…

      • Oh My!!

        So Americans weren’t capable of stupidity before any of this? How about the Trilateral Commission? Aren’t they behind all of this?

        Man, you are one paranoid dude. But at least you’re gullible.

  • js

    Phphphp wait a minute! The drove drunk, already an a-hole move, crashed in a parking lot and hit some people, and then they tried to shoot those people for having the nerve to testify against them. Looo Zerrzzzz.

  • Kevins neighbor

    Nice to see Kevin’s whole family on the same page. Going to be a nice Christmas for them it looks like.

  • KegHead

    Did you say St. Louis?

  • She was there

    I heard Amy Senser was driving the getaway vehicle…they followed the empty bottles of Mike’s to where they were.
    No mention of her though ….. hmmmmmm. She gonna skate free again?

  • tradition!

    White folk invented the drive-by during Prohibition, when gangsters loved to blaze away at each other from their vehicles in cities like Chicago. It’s just one more example of cultural theft by African Americans. Fortunately these brave individuals have taken back a valued tradition to where it belongs: the back woods.

  • @dumber neighbor

    Hell dude – white people started the drive by killing when they used to ride horses and slaughtered the Native Americans.
    Matter of fact – I gues it is a fair statement to say we created and invented crime itself.
    We just got all worked up when others started to duplicate our acts I guess

  • St. Louis

    As in St. Louis County.

  • john

    Nice family! What a bunch on Winners.

  • Kevin

    White geritol drive by? I blame MTV!

  • Resistance Is Futile

    You will be assimilated. Order will be brought from chaos.

  • Murph

    Makes sense,a misdemeanor drunk driving fine and probation.Let’s just trade that in for felonious assault with a deadly weapon plus witness tampering!! And Stern thought the Chris Paul trade was too lopsided!

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