The individual that died as the result of being hit by a bullet in his garage on Friday, January 15, 2021 has been identified as David Delfosse, age 41 of Willmar.
At 7:40 pm on Friday, Willmar Police and CentraCare EMS responded to an address in the 1000 block of 4th St SW for a medical emergency. Upon arrival, they learned that a 41 year old male homeowner had been working in his garage and family witnessed him suddenly collapse. While EMT's and officers were providing medical care they found that he had a penetrating injury to his chest. The male was transported to Carris Hospital by ambulance where they continued resuscitation efforts, however David Delfosse was later pronounced deceased.
Officers investigating the scene located a bullet hole that had completely penetrated a garage wall traveling in the direction to where the homeowner was working. Evidence indicates that an errant bullet came from a location off of the homeowner's property, through the garage wall and struck him.
The investigation is still ongoing. Willmar Police ask that anyone who may have information regarding this case to contact the Willmar Police Department at (320)235-2244. Tips can also be submitted via email at email@example.com or anonymously at www.crimestoppersmn.org . They also ask that residents living in the area to review home security camera footage and notify police of any suspicious behavior or audio / video in which any gunshots can be heard.