MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A popular high school teacher was allegedly shot to death by a teenager early Saturday morning in Mahtomedi.
According to the Washington County Sheriff’s office, police received report of a shot fired near Highway 244 and 75th Street North at 3:17 a.m.READ MORE: Violence Free Minnesota Finds Help For Domestic Abuse Survivors
Upon arrival, officers found David Frigaard dead. The victim, from Roseville, owned Frigaard’s Bar just outside Mahtomedi, and was an art teacher at Park High School in Cottage Grove.
Police arrested 19-year-old Bailey Jordan Garcia of Pine Springs in connection with the fatal shooting. The suspect is currently in Washington County Jail pending formal criminal charges.READ MORE: Saint Paul Regional Water Services Is Well-Equipped To Handle Heat And Drought
Investigators did not say if the two knew each other or what may have happened.
Barbara Brown from South Washington County Schools says Frigaard was a “highly-respected teacher” at Park High since 1999. He was also a teacher for an at-risk program, an assistant football coach, a coach for girls track and middle school football and basketball.
“Dave was a respected and valuable member of our staff. He was a talented teacher that enjoyed providing opportunities for students to display their artwork, both at Park and in the greater community,” Park High School Principal Kerry Timmerman said. “Our condolences are extended to his family during this difficult time.”MORE NEWS: What Health Information Can Employers Require From Their Workers?
The Washington County Sheriff’s office is investigating.