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Pine County authorities: Shooting victim was unwanted guest

A Bruno man was charged in Pine County Tuesday with two felonies for allegedly shooting another man early Sunday. Eric Lee Josephson, 21, is charged with two counts of second-degree assault. Bail was set at $100,000. According to the criminal com...

A Bruno man was charged in Pine County Tuesday with two felonies for allegedly shooting another man early Sunday.

Eric Lee Josephson, 21, is charged with two counts of second-degree assault. Bail was set at $100,000.

According to the criminal complaint:

Josephson shot Nicholas Paul Jensen after Jensen arrived at a party at Josephson's residence on Wolf Creek Road. A witness told authorities that Jensen was not allowed on the property and Josephson told him to leave.

"Jensen never got out of his truck but then tore out of the driveway and began doing ... (circles) in the field," the witness said. A short time later the witness heard shots fired.

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Jensen's truck was hit by two bullets on the driver's side of the box. The bullets angled forward into the cab, and Jensen was hit in a leg near the knee and in the upper thigh.

When questioned by a deputy about the shooting, Josephson said, "I shot him and threw the gun in the weeds," according to the complaint.

Investigators found a 7.62-mm, SKS-style rifle with a 30-round clip in tall grass nearby.

A search of adult court records in Minnesota and Wisconsin for Josephson found two speeding cases in Minnesota, both filed in 2008.

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