Shakopee murder victim identified as Timothy Guion

By Amanda McKnight

The Star Tribune reports the victim of Monday night’s fatal shooting has been identified by his family as 65-year-old Timothy Guion of Shakopee.

Cole Guion, of Hastings, confirmed the death to the Star Tribune. He also publicly posted a news story about the shooting on Facebook Monday night saying that someone had shot his uncle.

According to Shakopee police, officers arrived at Timothy Guion’s home in the 2400 block of Paha Circle at 7:22 p.m. Monday. They found Guion inside with gunshot wounds.

Guion was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center and was pronounced dead after arriving there. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has not yet released a report.

According to Scott County land records, Guion’s home is on tribal land owned by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

Guion’s wife, Doris Perrault-Guion, died in January at age 79, according to a McNearney-Schmidt obituary. The obituary also indicates Perrault-Guion was the sister of former SMSC Chairman Charlie Vig, meaning Guion was Vig’s brother-in-law.

Brady Daniel Zipoy, 23, was booked into Scott County Jail just after midnight Tuesday morning pending second degree murder charges for Guion’s death.

Minnesota court records indicate Zipoy was convicted of a petty misdemeanor parking violation in 2015 and a petty misdemeanor for obstructing a fire lane in 2019. Zipoy’s Facebook profile indicates he is a former Marine.

According to a press release Tuesday morning, Shakopee police said they do not believe Zipoy and Guion knew each other. Police do not believe there is any threat to the general public.

Scanner traffic Monday evening indicated Zipoy may have broken into a window of Guion’s home, but details have yet to be confirmed by police or the county attorney.


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