CRYSTAL, Minn. — A Robbinsdale man is charged with fatally shooting the mother of his child.
Erik Paul Eggleston, 38, is facing a charge of second-degree intentional homicide in the Nov. 12 death of his former girlfriend, 29-year-old Nigar Mammadzada. She was shot twice with a shotgun in the basement of her home in Crystal, according to police.
Mammadzada dropped off her young daughter at a babysitter's, and then took her mother to work before returning home to her office, a criminal complaint said.
Her mother found her daughter dead when she returned home from work later that afternoon.
The victim's mother told investigators that Eggleston had the code to her daughter's garage, and that her daughter had recently broken up with him.
Police found Eggleston in front of a friend's house in Oak Grove that night, bleeding from self-inflicted cuts that police say appeared to be a suicide attempt.
A loaner car that Mammadzada had been driving was found in the driveway and inside was a shotgun and several shells, according to police.
It was not immediately clear if Eggleston has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.