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Hearing continued for Cronquist

Tyler Allan Cronquist, the 23-year-old Brainerd man who was indicted in February in connection with the Jan. 4 shootings of two people at an apartment on the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd, appeared Monday before Judge Kristine DeMay in ...

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Tyler Allan Cronquist, 23, was charged with second-degree murder with intent but not premeditation; attempted second-degree murder with intent; first-degree assault to cause great bodily harm; and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Tyler Allan Cronquist, the 23-year-old Brainerd man who was indicted in February in connection with the Jan. 4 shootings of two people at an apartment on the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd, appeared Monday before Judge Kristine DeMay in Crow Wing County District Court.

The hearing, just a few minutes long, was continued to July 22. Cronquist is being represented by Public Defender Gregory Davis and Crow Wing County attorney Don Ryan is representing the state.

Cronquist was indicted on first-degree murder with premeditation and attempted first-degree murder with premeditation.

Nathan David Becker, 26, Brainerd, who was indicted with aiding and abetting Cronquist with the shootings, will be seen in court at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The shootings were reported shortly after 5 p.m., Jan. 4, at an apartment on the 800 block of Juniper Street in Brainerd.

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The victims were Joseph Kroll, 31, Brainerd, and Chelsey Crawford, 31, Brainerd. The victims were airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where Kroll died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head. Crawford, who also suffered a gunshot wound to the head, underwent surgery for her injuries.

Cronquist and Becker fled the scene and law enforcement conducted a search to locate them.

Becker was taken into custody after police located him in a vehicle about 10 p.m., Jan. 4, outside the SuperAmerica Station on South Sixth Street in Brainerd. At about 11 p.m., Jan. 4, Cronquist turned himself in to police. Both were arrested without incident, police said.

JENNIFER STOCKINGER may be reached at jennifer.stockinger@brainerddispatch.com or 855-5851. Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennewsgirl .

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