Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Albert Lea

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ALBERT LEA, Mn – A Texas man is facing several charges after shots are fired in an Albert Lea neighborhood. Authorities said the man is in town visiting relatives for a family event.

41-year-old Samuel Vallejo is charged with attempted 2nd degree murder,second degree assault and reckless discharge of a firearm.

It happened on Sunday near the intersection of High Street and Valley Avenue. Police said Vallejo and his brother got into an altercation. It escalated while they were outside 802 Valley Street, and shots were fired.

“Nothing the public needs to be concerned about. A bunch of family members visiting, some of them are from Texas, and they got into a disagreement and they just chose not a very good way to disagree about things,” said Lt. Darren Hanson with the Albert Lea Police Department.

Nobody was injured during the incident. A second person was also arrested, but they were soon released and no charges have been filed against them.

The police department was assisted by the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office, Gold Cross Ambulance and the Albert Lea Fire Department.

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