FBI concludes investigation of New Town shooting deaths

The Minneapolis office of the FBI announced today that the FBI has concluded its investigation into the Nov. 18, 2012, shooting deaths of Martha Johnson and her three grandchildren, Benjamin Schuster, Luke Schuster and Julia Schuster in New Town.

The investigation determined that Kalcie Eagle shot and killed Johnson and the three Schuster children in their home in New Town with a hunting rifle.

The FBI also determined that Eagle acted alone during the killings. Eagle made statements to witnesses who were interviewed by the FBI admitting his responsibility for the killings. He also made statements to witnesses who were interviewed by the FBI which confirmed his possession of the hunting rifle which was used in the killings.

Eagle committed suicide on Nov. 18, 2012, in Parshall by cutting his throat with a knife, according to the FBI. Autopsy and toxicology examinations conducted after Eagle’s death revealed the presence of methamphetamine in his system.

During the course of the investigation, the FBI conducted interviews and collected numerous pieces of physical evidence.

J. Christopher Warrener, special agent in charge of the Minneapolis Division of the FBI, said, “The FBI has concluded its investigation into this tragic event in New Town. Many investigative hours were dedicated to this investigation in order to ensure that no additional threats to the community existed. We hope the conclusion of this investigation brings some closure to family members and the community.”