A woman shot her husband at their home west of the Twin Cities before she was found dead at the scene in what appears to be an attempted murder-suicide, authorities said Monday.
The sequence of violent events began late Sunday morning east of Silver Lake at the home in the 6800 block of 207th Street, according to emergency dispatch audio and the McLeod County Sheriff's Office.
Law enforcement arrived and located a man shot in the head and possibly elsewhere, according to dispatch audio from the scene.
Bruce LaMott, 54, was taken to HCMC in downtown Minneapolis and was in satisfactory condition Monday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.
His father was with him and appeared to be uninjured, the dispatch audio disclosed.
The Sheriff's Office said that it discovered "the suspect" dead in the home.
Carrie LaMott's body was in a bathtub with knife wounds that were characterized as self-inflicted, according to dispatch. She would have turned 55 years old Monday.
The Sheriff's Office has yet to explain what led to the violence at the home, located about 50 miles west of Minneapolis.
At the time of her death, Carrie LaMott was a special education paraprofessional in the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District.
"Dependable, caring, a very valuable employee are words that come to mind when I think of Carrie," said Superintendent Chris Sonju, who added that she had been with the district for 14 years. "We ask that you keep the entire family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
The couple had two adult sons and five grandchildren.