Man Charged in Burnett Co. Cabin Confrontation

Posted at: 11/15/2013 10:54 AM | Updated at: 11/15/2013 11:26 AM

SIREN, Wis. (AP) - A Minnesota man who authorities say was shot with his own gun is facing criminal charges after confronting his former girlfriend and her boyfriend at a northwestern Wisconsin cabin.

A criminal complaint says 53-year-old Ronald Aune, of Forest Lake, Minn., walked into the cabin in the Burnett County Saturday night armed with a handgun and yelled for his ex-girlfriend, Christine Johnson, who was hiding under a bed. After failing to find Johnson, officials say Aune ordered her boyfriend, Edwin Frank, into his truck.

The complaint says Johnson walked out of the cabin, distracted Aune and Frank grabbed the gun, which fired as the two struggled. It says Frank hid the gun in the cabin and called 911. The St. Paul Pioneer Press says deputies located Aune Sunday at a hospital in Wyoming, Minn., where he was being treated for a gunshot wound.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press

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