Charges deferred for Galesville man allegedly involved in Minneapolis fatal shooting

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MINNEAPOLIS (WKBT) – Charges have been deferred for a Galesville man who reportedly was involved in a shooting during a demonstration in Minneapolis two weeks ago.

On Wednesday, May 27 around 9 p.m., shots were fired outside of Cadillac Pawn and Jewelry Store in Minneapolis. Officials say the alleged shooter was the owner of the pawn shop.

Hennepin County Court lists the alleged shooter as John Rieple, of Galesville, Wisconsin. According to Rieple’s social media, he attended Holmen High School and Winona State University.

Minneapolis police said in a news conference that the shooting happened near the riot area. “This was close to the area of protests, and there were a number of people that were there that were not cooperating with officers,” said John Elder of the Minneapolis Police Department.

According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, John Rieple, Galesville, was released from custody on June 2 pending further investigation.