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    December 15, 2010

    Richard Antwon Mayes-Lindsay charged with murdering Mario Combs after dice game turns ugly

    ​Mario D. Combs was gunned down Friday after a dice game turned ugly, and Richard Antwon Mayes-Lindsay has been charged with his murder. He's being held in Hennepin County jail on $1 million bond.

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    December 15, 2010

    Minneapolis homicides double in 2010 compared to 2009

    ​Richard Antwon Mayes-Lindsay was charged with second-degree murder yesterday, and Minneapolis has now seen its homicide count more than double this year compared to 2009.

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    December 13, 2010

    Richard Antwon Mayes-Lindsay arrested in murder of Mario Combs [UPDATE]

    ​While the rest of us were bracing for a blizzard, Minneapolis police were on the hunt for a killer who struck Friday night. On Saturday morning they made their first arrest.

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    November 30, 2010

    Billy Nash blames the devil after stabbing his wife 120 times

    Billy Nash is sentenced.​Billy Nash had beaten the daylights out of his wife just the week before he came at her with the kitchen knives. He wasn't even supposed to be in the house, per a judge's order. But Pauline, his wife of 24 years, the mother of their six children, made the same decisi ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Ryan Daniel Jones-Adams sentenced in Marvin Ray Maynard's murder

    ​Ryan Daniel Jones-Adams has been sentenced to 35 years behind bars for gunning down 16-year-old Marvin Ray Maynard in a gang dispute. Jones-Adams, 16 at the time of the shooting, was with friends when he confronted Maynard and another group of friends on Jan. 17 on James Avenue in North Minn ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Christopher Hayes indicted in Christopher DeRonde's murder

    Christopher James Hayes​Christopher James Hayes, who unwittingly drove his alleged getaway vehicle directly towards a security camera, has been indicted in the Sept. 17 shooting death of Christopher Roy de Ronde at 30th and Colfax Avenues N. The 23-year-old Brooklyn Park man faces two counts ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Billy Nash admits stabbing his wife more than 70 times

    Billy Nash​"I'm sorry sergeant that you had to come out here tonight for this," a blood-soaked Billy Nash told the cops when they found him in his North Minneapolis duplex near his dying wife. "She was driving me crazy. I killed the bitch."

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    October 20, 2010

    Adam Lee Sterling charged in Leo Daniel Kohorst's homicide

    ​Adam Lee Sterling has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his roommate, Leo Daniel Kohorst. Police found Kohorst dead on a couch at 3013 18th Avenue South early Sunday morning with "significant trauma" to his head so bad they suspected at first it may have come from a sho ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Adam Lee Sterling arrested in latest Minneapolis homicide

    ​Minneapolis police have arrested Adam Lee Sterling on probable cause murder after finding the body of an unidentified man at about 2 a.m. Sunday in a home in the 3000 block of 18th Avenue South. The man was Sterling's roommate, according to MPD spokesman Sgt. William Palmer, and Sterling is ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Amecia Navro Enge charged with Maurice Meeks' homicide

    ​Amecia Navro Enge was charged with second degree murder today after a bizarre incident over the weekend in which he allegedly struck two men with his car, killing them both. The first man, 35-year-old Maurice Meeks, died the same day -- Oct. 2 -- after being taken to the North Memorial ER. ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    Christopher Hayes charged in Christopher DeRonde's murder

    Christopher James Hayes​Christopher James Hayes has been charged with second degree murder in the wake of Christopher DeRonde's homicide on Sept. 17th in North Minneapolis. Michael James Funches has been charged with accessory after the fact.

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    October 3, 2010

    Timothy Wayne Wilson named as city's 35th homicide

    ​Timothy Wayne Wilson, who was shot and wounded on Friday, Sept. 25, is now the city's 35th homicide victim this year. He died at Hennepin County Medical Center Saturday morning.

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    September 30, 2010

    Michael Funches and Christopher Hayes arrested in Christopher DeRonde's murder

    ​Minneapolis police are crediting their shot-spotter camera system for leading them to two men suspected in the homicide of Christopher DeRonde. One of the high-tech cameras was installed four years ago, near the site of the Sept. 17 shooting at the corner of North 30th Avenue and North Colfa ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Christopher de Ronde ID'd as 34th homicide victim

    ​Minneapolis police found 21-year-old Christopher de Ronde dead on the sidewalk Friday of a single gunshot wound, making him the 34th homicide victim in the city this year. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner formally identified him over the weekend.

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    September 17, 2010

    Minneapolis records 34th homicide of the year

    ​Minneapolis police say a man has been shot dead in North Minneapolis this afternoon, near 30th Avenue North and Colfax Avenue North. There's no ID on the victim at this point, but the death marks the 34th homicide this year in Minneapolis, and the first since Aug. 14.

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    September 14, 2010

    Mahdi Hassan Ali to be tried as adult in Seward triple homicide

    Mahdi Hassan Ali's dental records proved key for prosecutors.​Mahdi Hassan Ali will be tried as an adult for his role in January's triple homicide at a Somali market on East Franklin Avenue. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill set up that scenario when he ruled late yesterday that Ali ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Charles Kentrell Jones gunned down in North Minneapolis

    ​Seventeen-year-old Charles Kentrell Jones was out of juvenile detention just a month when he was shot to death Saturday night. Fourth Precinct officers found his body at about 10:15 p.m. when they responded to a 911 call about shots fired in the alley behind 3347 Dupont Avenue North, MPD spok ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Charles Anthony Means ID'd as 32nd Minneapolis homicide victim

    ​Charles Anthony Means, 21, has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner Office as the 32nd homicide victim in Minneapolis this year. The Minneapolis man died of multiple gunshot wounds on Tuesday evening in North Minneapolis, only a few blocks away from a National Night Out blo ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Minneapolis records 32nd homicide on National Night Out

    ​Stunningly poor timing: While neighborhoods blocked 1,100 streets all over Minneapolis yesterday for National Night Out, and neighbors shared a bite to eat and some conversation, a man was gunned down in North Minneapolis.

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    July 30, 2010

    Carl Antoine Miller ID'd as 31st Minneapolis homicide victim

    ​Carl Antoine Miller has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as the 31st homicide victim in Minneapolis this year. He died of a single gunshot wound to head. The 47-year-old Minneapolis man was found by police on Wednesday night in the 2900 block of 5th Avenue South.

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    July 29, 2010

    Man shot dead is 31st Minneapolis homicide this year

    ​Minneapolis police say they found a man gunned down in the street last night in the 2900 block of 5th Avenue South, just off East Lake Street, east of I-35 W. He died moments after an EMS crew arrived on the scene, the 31st homicide victim in the city this year. The Hennepin County Medical Ex ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Gilbert Jordan is 30th Minneapolis homicide of the year

    ​The original call to Minneapolis police at 3:30 a.m. Sunday was for shots fired at the Old Colony gas station on Washington Avenue at West Broadway. But as Fourth Precinct officers made their way the scene, the call was upgraded to an actual shooting, and when they arrived, three men were dow ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    R.T. Rybak hopes Project Exile can grapple with guns and homicides

    ​The Minneapolis homicide count keeps creeping up this year, 29 now compared to 19 total the year before. Sure, we're still 10 shy of the 39 in 2008, and a long, long way from 1995's Murderapolis mark of 99. But the current numbers are devastating families and neighborhoods, and feeding news h ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Cordale Moore shot dead on Park Avenue South

    ​Although he hasn't been officially identified, WCCO reports this morning that the man shot dead in the 2100 block of Park Avenue South last night was Cordale Moore. Minneapolis police found the 26-year-old man at about 1 a.m. with a gunshot to the neck. No one is in custody, and police do n ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Ashonti Devon Allen charged in relation to Lashon Scott's death

    ​Minneapolis police said late Wednesday that a teenager arrested on Monday has been charged with being an accomplice after the fact in the death of Lashon Scott, who died early Sunday morning of six gunshot wounds in a house on Thomas Avenue North. According to a criminal complaint, 18-year-o ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Two shot dead in separate Minneapolis homicides

    ​The Minneapolis homicide count climbed to 28, after two men were found shot dead in two separate incidents over the weekend. One of the crime scenes was the sidewalk outside Grumpy's Bar and Grill in the 2200 block of 4th Street Northeast, where police found a man dead on a the sidewalk just ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Grumpy's bouncer shot Tirso Cruz Gomez dead, police say [UPDATED]

    ​Updated: Minneapolis police told the Star Tribune late Monday that a bouncer at Grumpy's Bar and Grill shot Tirso Cruz Gomez dead early Sunday morning after Gomez came at the bouncer with a knife. The Hennepin County Medical examiner identified 24-year-old Gomez as the man police found dead ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Ashonti Devon Allen arrested in weekend shooting death

    ​Eighteen-year-old Ashonti Devon Allen was booked into the Hennepin County Jail this afternoon for probable cause murder in the death of a man early Sunday morning in North Minneapolis, according to police. The shooting was at a home in the 3800 block of Thomas Avenue North, where one man was ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Andrew James Battees is second Minneapolis homicide of the weekend

    ​It was a bloody weekend in Minneapolis, with two drive-by shootings resulting in two deaths, one early Saturday, one early Sunday. In the most recent shooting, just after 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Minneapolis cops found 16-year-old Andrew James Battees laying in a front yard of a home on the 2600 b ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Another man shot dead in North Minneapolis

    ​A week after Mayor R.T. Rybak and police Chief Tim Dolan said they were pulling out the stops to cut down on the city's growing violence, a man died after being shot in the head on the north side of Minneapolis. His name hasn't been released yet, but he's the city's 22nd homicide this year.

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    May 27, 2010

    R.T. Rybak defends blaming homicides on dope buyers

    Buy weed and pull a trigger, the mayor says​Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak thinks we gave him short shrift this morning, after he blamed marijuana buyers for the recent spike in gang violence and homicides around the city. So he did what a lot folks do: He offered a (lengthy) comment below our ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    After Monday's murder, is Lake Calhoun safe?

    Memorial Day weekend--what better time to lie on the shores of Lake Calhoun? Unless, of course, you might be risking your life...

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    May 26, 2010

    Derrick Gregory Martin's death near Lake Calhoun was gang related

    ​Minneapolis police now say that Derrick Gregory Martin's shooting death Monday night on the Lake Calhoun bike path was part of a gang war that appears to have spilled into a normally peaceful part of the city. They found him on his hands and knees at about 11 p.m. after breaking up a party i ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Double homicide in Minneapolis means '10 count equals all of '09

    ​Police are investigating what they are calling a double homicide in North Minneapolis this morning, after two men were found dead at Russell Avenue North near 33rd Avenue. Quoting relatives, The Star Tribune identified the victims as Anton Warren, 31, and Romaze Stevens, 30, but the Hennepin Coun ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    DeCarl Antonio Starr is latest Minneapolis homicide

    ​The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said on Wednesday that DeCarl Antonio Starr, 18, of St. Paul was the man shot to death Tuesday night in north Minneapolis. Minneapolis police from the Fourth Precinct were dispatched to the shooting in the 1500 block of Newton Ave N. at about 10:20 p.m. o ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    North side shooting victim dies at North Memorial

    ​Minneapolis police have another homicide on their hands. Shortly before 10 p.m. last night, officers from the Fourth Precinct were dispatched to a shooting in the 1500 block of Newton Ave N. When they got there, they found what appeared to be a shooting scene -- but no victim. At about t ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Double homicide suspect kills himself in police chase

    ​Minneapolis police say that a man who crashed his car near a Lake Street convenience store earlier this morning was being chased by police because he was a suspect in two deadly shootings overnight. Not only that, but he shot himself to death during the chase, according to MPD spokesman Sgt ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Ahmed Shire Ali avoids murder rap in Seward Market slayings

    ​Ahmed Shire Ali, one of two men charged with murder in January's bloodbath at the Seward Market on Franklin Avenue, pleaded guilty today to lesser charges in Hennepin County Court: Attempted aggravated robbery. He faces a maximum of 18 years behind bars. Ahmed Ali says his accomplice, Mahdi ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Billy Nash charged in 15th Minneapolis homicide for 2010

    ​Billy Nash, 46, of Minneapolis, has been charged with first-degree murder in the the stabbing death of his wife, police said Friday. He's being held at Hennepin County jail. Police said they found woman early Friday morning after responding to a call to the 2400 block of Penn Avenue North. S ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Billy Nash stabbed his wife 70 times as kids watched

    ​The criminal complaint released this evening is grim: Billy Nash, 46, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Pauline, 42, after allegedly stabbing her at least 70 times with a paring knife, and later a butcher butcher knife, while in a rage early Friday morning ov ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Two teenagers each held on $3M bond in Seward triple homicide

    Police say Mahdi Hassan Ali was the gunman and Ahmed Shire Ali was his accomplice in a robbery attempt.

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    January 14, 2010

    Two teenagers charged in Seward Market triple homicide

    The two boys will be tried as adults.

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    January 13, 2010

    Charges against teens in triple homicide expected on Thursday

    The first suspect was arrested early last Saturday morning. The second surrendered to Minneapolis police at the 3rd Precinct later the same day.

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    January 11, 2010

    Second teenager arrested in Somali market triple homicide

    The three victims, cousins Abdifatah and Mohamed Warfa, along with Anwar Mohammed, where buried on Friday.

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    January 9, 2010

    Minneapolis cops arrest teenager in Somali market triple homicide

    The three gunned-down men were buried on Friday in Burnsville.

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