The Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office said a man who claimed he has shot by a stranger on June 28 actually shot himself.
Investigator Marc Chadderdon said 28-year-old Cullen Franzen claimed he went outside his rural Nicollet home to investigate an unusual noise when he was shot in the leg and finger by someone in a vehicle.
A search of his property, though, uncovered blood in Franzen’s garage and car and Chadderdon said a spent casing, bullet, and gun were found in the vehicle.
Investigators say a marijuana growing operation was also found. Franzen is charged with filing a false report and several drug charges.