Park High School teacher killed in Mahtomedi, suspect in custody

Police are investigating the apparent shooting death of a Cottage Grove teacher in Mahtomedi, Minn. on Saturday. 

Just after 3 a.m., dispatchers at the Washington County sheriff's office got a call about a shot fired in the area of Highway 244 and 75th Street in Mahtomedi. Deputies found Roseville man David Frigaard, 46, dead at the scene and have arrested Bailey Jordan Garcia, 19 of Pine Springs in connection to the incident. Garcia is in custody at the Washington County Sheriff's Office Jail pending homicide charges.

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Frigaard is a visual arts teacher at Park High School in Cottage Grove and also owns Frigaard's, a bar in Willernie, Minn. Dozens gathered outside of the bar to honor Frigaard on Saturday night, while a post on the bar's Facebook page shared the following:

"The terrible events that transpired last night and took Dave from us will impact our small town forever. Dave Frigaard will be remembered for the great friend, father, husband, business owner, school teacher, gopher football fan he was!"

Washington County sheriff's officials said they will not release more information until Monday.

Meanwhile, saddened students flooded Twitter with their condolences.


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