July 21, 2011
His brother, former New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild player Derek Boogaard(notes), died on May 13 due to what the Hennepin County Medical Examiner ruled was an accidental mixture of alcohol and Oxycodone.
Aaron Boogaard and his brother Ryan were the ones to discover the body.
Just when you thought a terrible situation couldn't get worse ... from the Star Tribune:
Aaron Boogaard, a Canadian national from Regina, Saskatchewan, is being held at the Hennepin County jail on the drug arrest and on a federal immigration hold, according to the jail's website.
The police record listing Aaron Boogaard's arrest says that the date and time of his alleged crime is May 13, the same day that family members found Derek Boogaard, 28, dead in his Warehouse District apartment. The incident was listed as "dead on arrival."
No comment from Minneapolis police was immediately available. The Hennepin County Attorney's office has until noon Friday to charge him with a crime.
The date of the alleged crime just makes this heart-wrenching. Here's Aaron Boogaard and family at the Xcel Energy Center memorial: