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Published August 12, 2010, 03:01 PM

Eagan police ID shooter in double murder-suicide

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Eagan Police say the man who shot and killed a married couple in their home and then killed himself was the ex-husband of the woman he shot.

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Eagan Police say the man who shot and killed a married couple in their home and then killed himself was the ex-husband of the woman he shot.

Police identified the man as 29-year-old Robin Bhattacharyya (bott-ah-CHAR'-ee-ah) of Minneapolis. They say his vehicle was found near the crime scene and his car keys were found on his body.

On Monday night, police responding to an emergency call found two dead people in the living room of an Eagan home. They are identified as 42-year-old Charles Hanson and 25-year-old Svetlana Hanson. Bhattacharyya was found dead on the side of the house with what appeared to be a self-inflicted wound.

Police say they have not established a motive for the shooting and say Bhattacharyya has no known prior criminal history.

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