La Crescent Man Convicted of Shooting Friend
Caledonia, MN (KROC AM News) - A La Crescent man has been convicted in connection to a shooting of a friend last year.
A Houston County jury has convicted 38-year-old Robert Albrecht of one count of dangerous discharge of a weapon and one other charge. He was acquitted of four more serious assault charges.
The criminal complaint says the shooting victim was visiting Albrecht the night of December 14th. The victim says Albrecht began talking about suicide and took out a 45 caliber handgun. The victim says Albrecht began waving the gun and pointed it at him several times. The victim says he asked Albrecht to stop and when he refused, he decided to leave. That’s when he was shot in the abdomen from a distance of two feet.
Albrecht cooperated with investigators, saying he did not know the gun’s safety was off and that the shooting was an accident. He also admitted he had been drinking. A breath test showed he had a blood/alcohol concentration of .2.
Albrecht is scheduled to be sentenced in September.