(St. Paul, MN) -- A Fergus Falls man is facing charges in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
Authorities tell WDAY Radio that 44-year-old Matthew Ecker allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Alexandra Pennig early Friday at her apartment in St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood.
Police say Ecker originally told officers that Pennig's death was a suicide. Ecker was then shortly after arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
Ecker is set to appear in court for the first time Tuesday morning.