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Photo by Brian Hansel A property located three miles east of New York Mills in Otter Tail County was the scene of a shooting the night of July 31 involving two young men. Authorities say Jacob Geiser, 23, fatally shot Ethan Honer, 20, and then himself.

Alleged NYM shooter dies in hospital, investigation still active

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With the community still reeling from an apparent murder/suicide that claimed the lives of two young men last week near New York Mills, on Monday authorities identified Jacob Geiser, 23 as the man they believe on July 31 fatally shot Ethan Honer, 20, and then himself. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office (OTSCO), Karvonen and Son Funeral Home, and St. Cloud Hospital all confirmed that Geiser later passed away. A funeral notice from Karvonen and Son said he died Aug. 1.


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