Prior Lake authorities confirmed Friday that four people are being held in connection with the slaying earlier this week of 42-year-old James Herron.
The killing led to a Wednesday morning police chase through at least two counties that ended when Eden Prairie police officers shot and wounded a male suspect on an Edina highway exit ramp after they said he fired at them.
The man, whose name hasn’t been released, was taken to an area hospital. His condition has not been disclosed.
Although three suspects initially were arrested Wednesday, police now say they have four suspects. A 39-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man, both of Minneapolis, were booked into Scott County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder and a related charge, according to records online.
Two Minneapolis men — ages 27 and 28 — also are being held in connection with the case, police said Friday morning.
The Star Tribune generally does not name suspects who have not been charged. Charges are expected to be filed next week.
According to police, Herron was found Wednesday in his home in the 2100 block of Sioux Trail NW., near Mystic Lake Casino, and taken to a hospital, where he died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Officers saw a car leaving the scene as they arrived, and a chase ensued, ending before the 3 a.m. shoot-out in Edina. A costume mask and cash were found inside the car.