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Minnesota man arrested in La Crosse photo store killings

  • Associated Press
  • October 10, 2012 - 6:16 PM

LA CROSSE, Wis. - Police have arrested a Minnesota man in the shooting deaths of a father and son in their La Crosse photography store last month.

La Crosse Police Chief Ronald Tischer says 39-year-old Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota, Minn., was arrested Wednesday near his home.

Online court records say Lepsch is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide. A defense attorney is not listed.

Fifty-six-year-old store owner Paul Petras and his 19-year-old son A.J. Petras were found shot to death Sept. 15 inside May's Photo in downtown La Crosse.

Lepsch is in the Winona County Jail in Minnesota. Police plan to release more information at a news conference Thursday.

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