Update- Hector Man Shot in Fairfax/Suspect Arrested


(Fairfax, MN) A Hector man was shot at a convenience store in Fairfax Friday morning and a suspect was arrested.

At about 8am, the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a gas station/convenience store/auto repair shop in Fairfax indicating that a person inside the office had been shot.
Subsequent information was received indicating that the suspect had been disarmed and that the victim had been shot in the hand and face.
On arrival, officers immediately located and arrested the suspect, a 60-year-old Fairfax man.  Authorities say the suspect was not an employee at the business.
The victim, now identified as 55-year-old Kenneth Eckstein, an employee of the business, had suffered a gunshot wound to the hand and face. He was flown to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale and was undergoing surgery for his injuries.
The suspect is being held in the Renville County Jail pending formal charges. He’s expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday.


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