A woman is dead and a man is in custody following a shooting complaint and standoff in Lake Edward Township north of Brainerd.

The Crow Wing County Dispatch Center received a call at 11:04 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, of a shooting complaint near the 23000 block of County Highway 4 in Lake Edward Township. The caller reported several gunshots were heard near the address, the sheriff’s office reported in a news release Friday. Deputies and other officers responded to the address and encountered a man armed with a rifle and a handgun.

Deputies negotiated for nearly two hours and eventually convinced the suspect to put his weapons down in a safe location. Deputies took the subject into custody at that point.

While searching the property near where the earlier shooting complaint was reported, the

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Crow Wing County Tactical Response Team located a woman in a cabin deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

This incident is currently under active investigation.

The sheriff’s office will not release the name of the deceased woman until notification of next of kin has been made and further investigation can be completed.

Assisting the sheriff's office were the Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Crosslake and

Breezy Point police departments, the Crow Wing County UAV (drone) team, the Crow Wing

County Crisis Negotiation Team, North Memorial Ambulance and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.