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Forum staff reports, Published August 05 2013

Second man involved in New York Mills shooting dies

NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. – A man police say shot and killed 20-year Ethan Honer here on Thursday before turning the gun on himself has died.

Jacob Geiser, 23, of New York Mills, died of gunshot wounds after he was airlifted to a St. Cloud hospital, according to a release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.

A 21-year-old woman said Geiser called 911 after she saw Geiser shoot Honer and then himself at a home in the 57,000 block of Highway 56 about 9 p.m., the release said.

Honer, of Dent, was found dead at the scene, while Geiser was unconscious. Geiser was taken by ambulance to a Wadena hospital, then airlifted to St. Cloud where he was initially in critical condition and put on life-support, the release said.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.