At about 1:40 a.m. Saturday, Minneapolis cops were called to a report of a robbery at East 28th Street and Hiawatha Avenue South. They found Tim Jackson wounded, a victim of a stabbing. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he later died. Police were not certain how the robbery related to the stabbing.
Jackson was an American Indian who planned to go to college. The Star Tribune talked to a family friend of Jackson's:
Jackson, a Minneapolis South High School senior, "had just found out that he had gotten in" to Haskell Indian Nations University, a national center for Indian education, research and cultural preservation in Lawrence, Kan. "It's a big deal when one of us gets out," Stacie Mooney said.