Leaf Valley shooting still under investigation
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a May 9 shooting in Leaf Valley that left a 43-year-old man dead.
A preliminary autopsy shows that the victim, identified as David Wayne Bragg, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen.
Bragg reportedly moved to the area last fall. He was living in the house where the shooting occurred with his girlfriend and her two children, according to authorities.
At about 4:10 p.m. on May 9, the sheriff's office said it received a 9-1-1 call about a domestic disturbance in progress at 7395 County Road 5 NW, Garfield. As law enforcement officers were responding, they were advised by a dispatcher that a firearm was involved and that shots had been fired.
Upon arrival, deputies talked to Bragg's girlfriend and the two children who were at the residence during the disturbance, according to the sheriff's office. They were all uninjured.
Deputies found Bragg's body in a living room area downstairs. The body was taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner's office in Anoka County.
Wolbersen said he expects the final results of an autopsy within one or two weeks. The report is expected to confirm the cause of death, the weapon used, and how many times Bragg was shot.
The case remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
No charges have been filed in connection with the shooting as of Monday.
"The biggest thing with this investigation is that we want to make sure it is thorough and complete so that if or when charges are filed, it will be appropriate to the incident," Wolbersen told the Echo Press.
The residence where the shooting took place is along County Road 5, about one mile west of The Leaf Valley Mercantile.