A 28-year-old man whose girlfriend was found shot to death last Monday at her home in Granite Falls, Minn., also has died of gunshot wounds he suffered in the incident.
Authorities continue to search for a man they describe as a “person of interest” in the case.
The boyfriend, Christopher Panitzke, of Redwood Falls, Minn., died about 2:15 p.m. Sunday, according to an entry on his CaringBridge page. He had been airlifted last week to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. According to the journal entry, his condition had deteriorated in the 24 hours before his death.
His girlfriend, Kara A. Monson, 26, also had been shot multiple times.
Authorities last week identified Monson’s ex-boyfriend, Andrew J. Dikken, 28, of Granite Falls, as the person of interest in the shooting. Dikken’s pickup truck was found two days after the shooting in a remote area about 20 miles southeast of Granite Falls.
Jill Oliveira, a spokeswoman with the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, said Sunday that anyone with information about Dikken’s whereabouts should call the Granite Falls Police Department, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office or 911.
The BCA has said that Dikken should not be approached because he “may be armed and dangerous.”
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