DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP/WCCO) — Authorities have made an arrest in an apparent hunting accident that killed a former police chief in northwestern Minnesota earlier this month.

The Becker County Sheriff’s Office and White Earth Tribal police arrested 54-year-old Morris Silias Dodd Jr., from rural Ogema, in the Nov. 10 shooting death of 53-year-old Jay Clayton Nelson. Nelson was former police chief of Lake Park, Minnesota.

Sheriff Todd Glander says Dodd Jr. is in the Becker County Jail on suspicion of second-degree manslaughter and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Nelson was traveling on a trail when a bullet struck the vehicle he was driving. He died of a gunshot wound. Authorities say his death appears to be a hunting accident.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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