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Stallkamp charged in shooting

By Staff | Sep 21, 2009

After more than a year since an accidental shooting left a teen-age boy with massive head injuries, a Bricelyn teen has been charged.

In a court complaint filed in Faribault County District Court, 19-year-old Daniel Stallkamp faces one felony count of possessing a pistol/assault weapon-ineligible person and contributing to the delinquency of a child.

The charges stem from a July 22, 2008, shooting incident at the Bricelyn residence of Eugene Stallkamp.

Collin Jacobson was struck in the face when a loaded pistol he was handling discharged. He had to be air-lifted to a Rochester hospital and eventually lost his left eye.

In an interview on March 5, Jacobson told county authorities he went to Stallkamp’s grandparents’ house and the two played pool before Daniel showed him the gun hidden in the master bedroom.

According to court papers, the .38-caliber revolver was stored in a closed purse attached to a nightstand.

The possession of a pistol charge carries a maximum penalty of five years and a $10,000 fine, while contributing to delinquency of a child is one year and a $3,000 fine.

Meanwhile, a personal injury suit filed in May by Jacobson’s mother is progressing.

Court documents show a mediator has been named to hear the case and a settlement conference hasbeen scheduled for next April. Also, a four-day trial has been tentatively set for May.

The family is requesting more than $50,000 for pain and suffering they have experienced, medical expenses in excess of $377,000, cost of future medical bills and attorney fees.

The suit against Daniel and his grandfather contends the Stallkamps’ carelessness, negligence, and unlawful conduct contributed to Jacobson’s injuries.