Litchfield Shooting Victim Out of Hospital/1 of 4 Suspects Appears in Court


(KWLM/Litchfield MN-) One of the defendants in the shooting of a rural Litchfield man earlier this month appeared in Meeker County District Court for a bail hearing Tuesday.

45-year-old Nicole Radke of rural Grove City is facing a felony charge of Aiding an Offender to Avoid Arrest.

Sheriff Brian Cruze tells KWLM the gun allegedly used to shoot 34-year-old Tyeson Schaumburg October 4th was found in Radke’s home, as well as drugs:

Radke also faces two gross misdemeanor charges of 5th Degree Controlled Substance. In court Tuesday Judge Stephanie Beckman maintained conditional bail for Radke at $10,000, and a pre-trial hearing was set for December 1st.

According to court records, 18-year-old Carl Leaf of rural Grove City was angry with Schaumburg for using methamphetamine with Leaf’s girlfriend, 18-year-old Elizabeth Smith of rural Litchfield, and went to Schaumburg’s home on the pretense of buying drugs from him.

Leaf allegedly lured him to a storm shelter and after a physical altercation, shot him in the neck and fled to Nicole Radke’s home near Grove City.

Schaumburg was in a coma for several days, but Sheriff Brian Cruze says last week he snapped out of the coma and has since checked himself out of Hennepin County Medical Center.

Smith is charged with 1st Degree Assault-Liability for Crimes of Another and Failure to Render Aid.

And 18-year-old Jeremy Kramp of rural Litchfield, who drove Leaf to Schaumburg’s home, faces a charge of Aiding an Offender to Avoid Arrest.


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