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18-year-old Vergas man arrested in connection with Detroit Lakes shooting

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - A rural Vergas, Minn., man has been arrested in connection with a Tuesday morning shooting in Detroit Lakes.

Jack Thomas Nelson, 18, was arrested in Frazee, Minn., without incident, according to interim Becker County Sheriff Kelly Shannon.

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Shannon said the arrest was conducted by the Becker County Sheriff's Office with assistance from the Frazee Police Department and Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.

He said the victim, Dustin Scott Matson, 22, of rural Detroit Lakes, is recuperating at home.

Matson told authorities several shots were fired during the incident and he was struck once in the leg.

Shannon said the two men were arguing at the time of the shooting.

He said Nelson was being held in the Becker County Jail pending filing of charges.

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