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A 19-year-old shot to death in car

A Minnesota State University-Mankato student, 19, was shot several times and killed in a car in the St. Croix County Government Center parking lot Saturday in Hudson, Wis., police said.

Kelly Dahm was found dead in the passenger seat of a black sedan around 10:30 p.m. Saturday that was registered to Chris Ledesma, Dahm’s on-again, off-again boyfriend.

Chris Ledesma, 29, of Woodbury is suspected of shooting Dahm. Police say a relative of Ledesma appears to have driven him away from the shooting.

"Dahm and Ledesma had been seeing each other off and on for the past two years and at some point had been living together,� the chief said. Ledesma is married, but his wife is considered a witness and not a suspect, Jensen told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Ledesma, was booked into the Washington County jail on charges of felony possession of a firearm by an ineligible person and terroristic threats-reckless disregard. Ledesma served four years in a Wisconsin prison for felony reckless injury in a 1996 St. Croix County case, police chief of Hudson Wis., Marty Jensen said.

Dahm and Ledesma met while working at a Woodbury restaurant together, a best friend of Dahm, Ashley Blanchard said.

“She was the kind of girl who got along with everyone, was friends with everyone,� and was known for her loud laugh, Blanchard said.

The chief said he expected felony murder charges to be filed against Ledesma this week.

Sources: Star Tribune “Hudson police ID Maplewood teen as shooting victim�