ST. CLOUD, Minn. (TCD) -- A 36-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly shot his co-worker in the neck after she continued to turn down his romantic propositions.
According to St. Cloud Police Department, on Oct. 24 at 6:59 a.m., officers received a call about a shooting in the parking lot of a business on the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue NE. When they arrived, police found a 28-year-old woman deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers reportedly attempted lifesaving measures, but she was declared dead at the scene.
Police identified the suspect as Michael Jordan Carpenter and located him at a residence in Sauk Rapids at 9:50 a.m. He was taken into custody for questioning and St. Cloud Police recovered a gun while arresting him. Carpenter was booked into the Benton County Jail for second-degree murder.
The victim was later identified as Nicole Hammond.