A former Winona State University professor shot in
his home in Winona County has died at a La Crosse,
Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says 72-year-old
Mickey Ellenbecker was apparently shot in the back
of the head at his rural Pickwick home Saturday.
The sheriff says one person has been detained in the
Brand says he knew Ellenbecker because the victim
had worked as a probation officer in the 1970s.
He says Ellenbecker lived in Winona before moving
to Pickwick where he raised horses.
The Post-Bulletin reports that Ellenbecker died on
Sunday at Gundersen Health System.