Billy Jo Fischer, age 41, of Morton, made his first appearance in Yellow Medicine County District Court on Thursday after being accused of shooting a woman in the leg on Monday.
Court documents state Fischer allegedly shot a 31 year old Willmar woman in the leg during a domestic dispute as they drove away from Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort Monday evening. Fischer was arrested the next morning at a residence in Granite Falls. The shooting victim is currently hospitalized at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Fischer has been charged with 2nd Degree Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Possession of a Firearm After Being Convicted of a Violent Crime. Unconditional bail for Fischer was set at $250,000. His next court appearance is a settlement conference with Judge Dwayne Knutsen on April 19.