30-year-old Jesse Jay Cherrier of Cottage Grove, Minnesota had listed four iPads for sale on the Internet. He met a man who wanted to buy one of the iPads in the parking lot of a gas station around 11 o'clock at night in West St. Paul. The man took the iPad and ran away without paying for it. Cherrier chased him, but couldn't catch him so got into his SUV and tried to catch the man, shooting a gun in his direction.
Cherrier is a law abiding citizen and has a concealed weapons permit for the gun. He has been arrested and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm in a city. He was released after posting $5,000 bail.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Atwater, a law abiding citizen, with no criminal history shot his 30-year-old wife, Dawn and their three children, Ashley, age 4, Isaac, age 2, and Brady, age 1, once each in the head. Their bodies, along with that of Atwater, were found in the upstairs bedroom. Autopsies confirm that both a shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle were used.
"I can't believe this happened," said Atwater's grandmother, "We don't know what went on. He said they had marital problems, but we all have marital problems."