A 42-year-old Princeton man is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly shot his neighbor during an altercation on October 20.
According to the criminal complaint, deputies were called to a property on 6th Ave South with the report of a person being shot. Law enforcement located Austin Carlson at the scene. He identified himself as the shooter and said the gun was inside.
The victim was located on the top of the stairs with two gunshot wounds, one to the chest and one to the abdomen. The victim was taken from the scene by an ambulance for treatment.
The complaint stated that Carlson shot the victim during an altercation. He reportedly shoved Carlson and the pair exchanged words. Carlson reportedly pulled a pocket knife, which caused the victim to become more aggressive. At one point, both of them ended up on the ground.
During the altercation, Carlson reportedly called for his girlfriend to get him the gun and call 911. The complaint stated that the victim was preventing Carlson from entering his apartment when Carlson shot him.
Carlson was taken to the Mille Lacs County Jail, where he has been charged with attempted 2nd-degree murder.