Couple’s death investigated as murder-suicide as 4 children present
RAMSEY, Minn. -- The Anoka County sheriff's office says the deaths of two people found in a Ramsey home Friday night is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
RAMSEY, Minn. -- The Anoka County sheriff’s office says the deaths of two people found in a Ramsey home Friday night is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
Bryce William Monson, 41, is believed to have killed his wife, Courtney Marie Monson, 30, during a “violent confrontation” at their home, according the sheriff’s office.
Police responded to a report of a shooting at the home shortly before 11 p.m. Both of the Monsons were found dead at the scene.
“Witness statements and evidence leads us to conclude that there was a violent confrontation taking place in the home with the husband as the aggressor,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement Monday.
There were four children - ages 2, 3, 9 and 12 - present at the time of the shooting. Courtney Monson took refuge with three of the children in the home’s basement when Bryce Monson shot her multiple times with a semiautomatic handgun, according to the sheriff’s office. He then shot himself.
The four children were all children of Courtney Monson, and two were children of Bryce Monson. Family members are caring for the children.
The shooting remains under investigation by the Ramsey Police Department, the Anoka County sheriff’s office and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.