In a statement, at first, officers thought the woman was the victim. Eventually, they realized that she is the suspect. The woman told officers that after “politely” asking the man to take the Facebook post down, the man became upset, “and got in her face and called her names.”
Police also said that the woman’s teen daughter tried to intervene and things became physical with some pushing between the male and teenage daughter. It was at this time that police say the woman got a handgun from the apartment, pointed the gun at the man fearing he would hurt her daughter. According to witnesses, however, the woman was upset over the Facebook post, so she and her daughter confronted the man. At this time, the daughter attacked the man, and the mom pointed the gun at the man.
Carrie Kukuzke was arrested for 2nd Degree Felony Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. She was booked at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center on Friday.
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