MINNETONKA — A Minnetonka man was the victim of homicide at a storage facility, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Thomas Edward Luetzow, 58, “died of a gunshot wound of the head and neck,” a release from the office noted. The shooting happened late in the morning of Friday, June 23, at a mini-storage at 2825 Hedberg Drive in Minnetonka.

At about 11:10 a.m. that morning, Minnetonka police responded to a report of a dispute between two men at the facility. While traveling to the address, officers were notified that shots were fired, and when they arrived they found a man with a gunshot wound who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police located and apprehended the suspect, 65-year-old James Lacount, without incident later that day. He has been booked and has been released from jail. Any charges, if they come, will come from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. Police are not seeking any further suspects in this case, a release from the Minnetonka Police Department noted.

The case is under investigation by the Minnetonka Police Department and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Plymouth Police Department, St. Louis Park Police Department, Maple Grove Police Department, Edina Police Department and Hopkins Police Department assisted Minnetonka police with the case.


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