Minneapolis man charged with domestic homicide

Monday, September 28, 2015

A Minneapolis man has been charged with two counts of premeditated murder in the first degree in the shooting deaths of a woman and her teenaged daughter, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced today.

Gonzalo Galvan, 50, shot his wife and her 15-year-old daughter and called 911. According to the criminal complaint, police arrived at the residence, located in the 2200 block of 10th Avenue South, at approximately 5:11 pm Friday and found both victims on the floor in the same room. Galvan’s wife had multiple gunshots to her head and the teenage girl had multiple gunshots to her head and body.

The surviving child, the seven-year-old son of Galvan and his wife, was present and witnessed the shootings. He was not physically injured and is in the care of Hennepin County.

Galvan was apprehended at the scene and, while being transported to the Minneapolis Police Department, admitted without questioning that he killed the victims. He stated that the gun was inside the house in a garbage can. He said the victims had money in backpacks and were going to leave him and that his wife was going to take his son away from him.

Galvan is expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday.

Criminal Complaint (PDF)