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Police seek "armed and dangerous" suspect in Bemidji homicide


February 19, 2020

BEMIDJI, MN (Valley News Live) - Bemidji Police are trying to find a man who they say is armed and dangerous after a murder in Bemidji.

The incident happened Monday night when police got a call to Sanford Hospital on a report of a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound.

Within minutes Beltrami County Dispatch put out a second call of a male who had been shot outside a residence in the 1100 block of Minnesota Avenue.

As Bemidji Police Officers and Beltrami County Deputies arrived on scene they located a deceased 20-year-old male.

After an investigation, police learned that the suspect, 18-year-old Antonio Parkhurst of Bemidji, fled the area on foot with a handgun.

Parkhurst is a Native American male with short black hair, brown eyes and a slender build. He was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt.

Parkhurst is considered violent and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Bemidji Police Department at 218-333-9111.

Police did not provide a picture of the suspect.


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