- Associated Press - Friday, March 11, 2016

ROSLYN, S.D. (AP) - Authorities say a man accused of fatally shooting another man in his Roslyn home late last year had been hunting and drinking alcohol before the incident, but that his motive still isn’t clear.

Jason Lewandowski, 44, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to premeditated murder in the Nov. 20 shooting of Jeremy Hendrickson, 33, who died of his injuries Dec. 9. A judge earlier this year limited public discussion of the case and authorities have released few details of the incident, which concluded with Lewandowski’s arrest outside an Aberdeen hospital following a police chase.

However, an affidavit filed by state Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Cam Corey indicates Hendrickson had been hunting the day of the shooting and had stopped at a Pierpont bar before going to Hendrickson’s home, the American News reported (https://bit.ly/24UFv9u ).

“Lewandowski recalls walking into Hendrickson’s residence, he somewhat recalls shooting Hendrickson and his wife screaming,” Corey wrote.

Hendrickson’s wife told Corey that her husband - who was shot in the head - and Lewandowski had past issues, but the affidavit doesn’t go into detail.

Lewandowski also faces a weapons charge in Day County for allegedly committing a felony with a gun. He’s also charged with felony aggravated eluding of law officers in Brown County. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to those charges, and remains in custody.


Information from: Aberdeen American News, https://www.aberdeennews.com

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