UPDATE: Victims Identity Confirmed In Homicide Investigation
UPDATE: The victim’s identity of Monday night’s shooting has been identified as 20-year-old Lupe Rosillo. The identity is confirmed by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s office and his cause of death has been ruled as a homicide.
Law enforcement has arrested 18-year-old Antonio Vincente Parkhurst of Bemidji, a suspect in the homicide investigation that left one man dead on Monday. Original story follows:
According to a press release by the Bemidji Police Department, authorities responded to a 10:26 p.m. call last evening at Sanford Hospital in regards to a 17-year-old male with gunshot wounds. The Beltrami County Dispatch put out a second call of a male who had been shot outside a residence in the 1100 block of Minnesota Avenue. As Bemidji Police Officers and Beltrami County Deputies arrived on scene, they located a deceased 20-year-old male. The victim’s name will be released after positive identification by the Anoka County Medical Examiner and notification of family members.
Bemidji authorities are now searching for potential suspect, 18-year-old Antonio Vincente Parkhurst of Bemidji, who fled the scene of the crime on foot with a handgun.
Antonio Parkhurst is a Native American male with short black hair, brown eyes and a slender build. He was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt. Parkhurst is considered to be dangerous, and Bemidji Police are warning the public not to try and approach him or apprehend him. Instead, they want any person who sees the suspect to call the authorities immediately.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Bemidji Police Department at 218-333-9111.
Original story on Tuesday, February 18th: