BRAINERD, Minn. — A woman is dead and a man is in custody following a shooting and standoff Thursday, Oct. 7, in Lake Edward Township north of Brainerd, Minnesota.

The Crow Wing County Dispatch Center received a call at 11:04 p.m. Thursday of a shooting complaint near the 23000 block of County Highway 4 in Lake Edward Township. The caller reported several gunshots were heard near the address, the sheriff’s office said in a Friday, Oct. 8, news release. Deputies and other officers responded to the address and encountered a man armed with a rifle and a handgun.

Deputies negotiated for nearly 2 hours and eventually convinced the suspect to put his weapons down in a safe location. Deputies took the subject into custody at that point, according to the release.

While searching the property, the Crow Wing County Tactical Response Team found a woman in a cabin, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

This incident is currently under active investigation.

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The sheriff’s office will not release the name of the deceased woman until notification of next of kin has been made and further investigation can be completed.