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Third suspect arrested in home invasion


AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) -- Three young men are in custody for Monday evening's home invasion in Austin, in which a man was shot in the leg. The man's children watched in horror as the events unfolded.

Late Tuesday authorities arrested 2 suspects, but it wasn't until early Wednesday when the Rochester Police Department, received a tip call leading them to the arrest of the third and final suspect.

22-year old Mongong Deng, was the last suspect taken into custody. He was booked in the Mower County Jail this on Wednesday. On Tuesday, two 20-year old men, Kevin Lyke and Ojulu Onyongo, were arrested in Austin.

Monday evening police responded to a duplex at 200 1st Street Southeast shortly after 7 p.m. on reports of an assault and shooting. 28-year old Alejandro Jimenez-Gonalzes was confronted by a masked black man upon answering his door. Police said Gonzales tried to close the door, but the suspect forced his way inside, demanding money, before shooting Gonzales in the upper left leg. Two children, ages 5 and 7, were in the home at the time, but were not injured.

Austin's Police Department was asking for the public's help in finding Deng Wednesday morning, it wasn't long and Chief Brian Krueger says they received a tip.

"One of our investigators received a phone call from the Rochester Police Department advising that Mr. Deng was taken into custody. They had received a tip of his location, sent officers to that area. He was found walking and taken into custody without incident," said Chief Krueger.

Chief Krueger told us authorities are investigating if this weeks home invasion is related to one earlier in the month, when four men entered a home on 8th Avenue Southwest, demanding money.

This is not the first time these three men have been involved with the law. Deng has a criminal history dating back to 2007: including trespassing, possessing dangerous weapons on school property, robbery, and 5th degree assault.

The three men are set to make their first court appearance Thursday.

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