Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Rochester Police have released the name of the man who was fatally shot early this morning in the city’s 5th homicide of the year. Captain John Sherwin says 38-year-old Brandon Arndt died shortly after he was shot in the head around 4 am in a residence at Bob’s Trailer Park in the 1900 block of Marion Road Southeast.

The fatal shooting was reported by another occupant of the mobile home who told investigators it occurred after an unknown person began knocking on the rear door of the residence and Arndt got up the answer the door. That’s when the witness, who did not see the shooter, found Arndt on the floor just inside the doorway and called 911.

So far, police have not reported any arrests and are requested the public’s help in solving the case. Captain Sherwin is urging anyone with information that might be useful to investigators asked to contact the Rochester Police Department directly at (507)328-6800, or indirectly through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Tipsters through Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if the information leads to a conviction in this case.

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