Suspect arrested after shots fired at Minn. hunter

Published On: Nov 30 2012 08:07:07 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 30 2012 08:07:01 AM CST
SPRING LAKE PARK, Minn. (AP) -

Authorities have arrested a suspect after a clash between duck hunters ended with a shotgun being fired at one hunter in Dakota County.

Sheriff's deputies were called to Spring Lake Park just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday on a report of shots fired at a duck hunter.

The caller said a hunter was confronted by another hunting party as he placed his decoys in the water. The argument grew heated, and a shotgun was fired at the hunter who was placing the decoys.

Pellets struck the side of the hunter's boat, but no one was hit.

About an hour later officers arrested a suspect on an island near where the alleged assault happened. The suspect was taken to jail, and the case will be turned over to prosecutors.