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According to this Dakota County Criminal Complaint, a man residing at the InTown Suites at the corner of CR-42 and Judicial Road in Burnsville recklessly discharged his firearm while intoxicated endangering the lives of other individuals staying at the hotel.
From the complaint:
On September 1, 2012, at approximately 12:02 a.m., an officer with the Burnsville Police Department was driving through a parking lot of a park in Burnsville when he was approached a man and a woman waving their arms to get his attention. The man and woman reported that they were staying at a hotel located on County Road 42 West in Burnsville, Dakota County, Minnesota when they heard a loud banging noise. The man observed that there was a hole in the outer door and another hole in a closet door. Looking out into the hallway the man observed a hole in the door across the hall that appeared to be the same size. The door across the hall then opened and the man encountered another male, later fully identified as MARVIN ROBERT UECKER JR., DOB 12/28/1972, and a female. Both Uecker and the female appeared to be intoxicated. Uecker told the man that he accidently (sic) fired a .45 caliber revolver and that is what caused the holes. This information scared the man and woman so they left the hotel and sought out the officer.
The officer, along with other officers from the Burnsville Police Department, responded to the hotel. When officers reached the door of the unit where the shot reportedly came from they saw a hole in the door and a corresponding hole in the door across the hall. Officers knocked on the door and initially did not receive a response. After pounding loudly on the door Uecker answered the door and was taken into custody without incident. Uecker reported that the female was still in the room and so was the firearm. The female was not cooperative and officers had to force their way into the room to take her into custody. Officers located the gun in the bottom drawer of a dresser. The gun was loaded and ready to fire.
Uecker admitted that he had handled the firearm and thought that it was unloaded. Uecker admitted that while he was handling the gun it discharged, expelling a bullet from the muzzle that went through the door and into the other hotel room. Officers followed the trajectory of the bullet and ultimately located it in the back of the parking lot outside of the hotel.
Now with Burnsville’s track record on hotel prostitution, drug use, and now accidental gun violence, do you wonder if Kautz’s dream hotel in the Heart of the City will fall victim to this too and follow in footsteps of the other failures which her taxpayer funded golden touch has destroyed?
Are you surprised the people ran from the hotel and flagged an officer down instead of calling 911? If this had happened on someone’s private property do you think the same charged would have been levied? Do you believe the man being intoxicated as the single biggest factor in his arrest and eventual felony charge? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.