Arrest made 1 year after drive-by shooting murder

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William Headbird(Cass County, MN Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 8:25 AM CDT
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CASS LAKE, Minn. (Valley News Live) - Authorities arrested the man believed to be responsible for a July 2021 drive-by shooting that killed a man in central Minnesota.

On Friday, July 1 officials with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension arrested a 46-year-old man from Cass Lake, MN for the July 5, 2021 shooting death of 34-year-old Diego Gasca. William Headbird of Cass Lake, MN was booked on July 1 for charges of Second Degree Murder - Drive-by shooting.

On Monday, July 5, 2021 at 2:45 a.m. the Cass County Sheriff’s office responded to a report of a drive-by shooting in Cass Lake, Minnesota. When law enforcement arrived on scene they discovered 34-year-old Diego Gasca was shot while standing in a yard at a house party. Officials said Gasca later died in the Cass Lake Indian Services Hospital.

Sheriff Burch said formal charges are pending against the suspect.

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