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Update: suspect in Eveleth shooting in custody

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EVELETH, MN-- The man wanted in connection to a shooting and assault in Eveleth Monday morning is now in custody.

According to Eveleth Police, officers arrested Jamar Smith, 29, just after 6:00 p.m. in Virginia, MN.

He's in custody in the Virginia St. Louis County Jail, booked in on 2nd Degree Assault-Firearm-Substantial Bodily Harm and Domestic Assault.


EVELETH, MN -- Authorities are searching for an "armed and dangerous" suspect after a man was shot in the head in Eveleth Monday morning.

Eveleth Police responded to a parking lot at 551 Hat Trick Avenue around 10:21 a.m.

They said a man shot into a white Pontiac parked outside the restaurant there.

Before police arrived on scene, the white Pontiac had left but was stopped by law enforcement on northbound Highway 53 near the Hwy. 135 Bridge.

Authorities say a woman was driving the vehicle and a man in the passenger seat was bleeding from the head.

The man was taken to a hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his head.

The woman had minor injuries after police say she was assaulted by the suspect, still on the loose.

Police identified the suspect as Jamar Maurice Smith, 29.

He's described as a black man, with shoulder length dreadlocks. Police say he was possibly wearing grey sweatpants and a dark blue sweatshirt with an unknown logo on the front at the time of the incident.

Smith is believed to be driving a newer gray Jeep Sports Utility Vehicle with Pennsylvania license plates.

If you know where Smith is or if you see the vehicle you are asked to call 911 or the Eveleth Police Department at 218-744-7560.

Smith and the victims know each other, according to police.

The incident remains under investigation.

Police did not say what may have led to the shooting.

Briggs LeSavage

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