BCA identifies victims, shooter in deadly Hubbard County incident

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The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified the three people who died in a incident in Hubbard County.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office determined 40-year-old Heidi Eve Pierce of Akeley and 37-year-old Candi Cheryl Goochey of Akeley both died of a gunshot wound. Their deaths were ruled homicides.

Bryce Anthony Bellomo, 34, of Nevis also died of a gunshot wound. His death was ruled a suicide.

According to the BCA, Hubbard County sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting in the 100 block of Paul Bunyan Trail. When they arrived, they found a woman dead outside the home. Bellamo left the scene in the woman's vehicle with a second victim still inside the car. 

At one point during the pursuit, Bellamo shot and injured a deputy. Bellamo eventually crashed the vehicle into a ditch and then exchanged gunfire with a deputy. Bellamo went back into the car, where he later died.

The BCA is still completing interviews with witnesses regarding the officer-involved shooting. The names of the deputies involved will be released after authorities complete those interviews. The injured deputy was treated and released from the hospital.

Once the investigation is complete, the BCA will give the case file to the Hubbard County Attorney's Office for review.

A GoFundMe has been set up for the victims' families, which can be found here.