Arrest Made in July 3rd Shooting in Rural Truman

Police have made an arrest in connection with the shooting that happened earlier this month in rural Truman.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says 18 year old Lavant Marques Shaw of Owatonna was arrested Wednesday without incident.

The shooting happened the night of July 3rd at a large gathering in rural Truman that had been promoted on social media and drew hundreds of people from throughout the area, including as far away as Worthington, the Twin Cities metro area and Iowa.  Authorities say shots were fired into the crowd after an altercation and the suspect fled the scene.

Four people were injured; all four have since been released from the hospital.

Assisting in the arrest was the Owatonna Police Department, Steele County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force, South Central Drug Investigation Unit and the Minnesota River Valley Tactical Team.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says they are continuing to investigate and ask anyone with information to contact the Law Enforcement Center.