Scotland Shooter Makes Initial Court Appearance

Scotland Shooter Makes Initial Court Appearance

More details have been released in connection to the Tuesday evening shooting in Scotland.

41-year-old Francis Lange of Scotland is being accused of killing three people — including his ex-girlfriend and her father — and wounding two others in what DCI agents are calling “a domestic violence shooting.”

Court records indicate that Lange has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of committing a felony with a firearm.

Lange appeared for his initial appearance in Bon Homme County Court Wednesday. He is being held on a $2 million cash-only bond.

Court documents obtained by KYNT News indicate that Lange killed his ex-girlfriend Angela Monclova at her house. He’s also accused of killing Librado Monclova and Diane Akins, along with injuring Vicki Monclova and a 5-year-old girl.

The shooting was reported just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Bon Homme County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and Highway Patrol and the state Division of Criminal Investigation arrived later.

Angela and Librado died at the scene while Diane died at the Scotland Hospital. Vicki and the child were transported by helicopter to a Sioux Falls hospital for serious life-threatening injuries.

Law enforcement arrested Francis at his father’s house without incident.

Francis told police he lived with his father but formerly lived with Angela, who he used to date. He declined to discuss anything else with police.