Dontae D. Johnson was shot dead on a north Minneapolis street last Jan. 2, the first murder victim of the year. Javaris Eugene Milton was arrested six days later and charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder in the killing. Today he was found guilty on both counts.
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.
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Christopher James HayesChristopher 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 >>
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."
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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.
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Buy weed and pull a trigger, the mayor saysMinneapolis 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 >>
Memorial Day weekend--what better time to lie on the shores of Lake Calhoun? Unless, of course, you might be risking your life...
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 >>
West Lake Calhoun Parkway, better known for its stately old homes and views of one of the most popular lakes in Minneapolis, became the scene of the city's 19th homicide last night after police found the body of a man shot dead there in a park. The death means that Minneapolis has now record ... More >>
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed this morning that housemates Anton Warren, 31, and Romaze Stevens, 30, both of Minneapolis, were the two men shot to death on Friday in the 3300 block of Russell Avenue N. Their deaths mean that the 2010 Minneapolis homicide count has already passed las ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Mayor R.T. Rybak: "We've had several good years followed by several bad nights"
Walter Lee Dolley Jr., 19, was shot dead Friday night as he was walking from a store with friends.
Javaris Eugene Milton, 32, was arrested last night in connection with the murder of Dontae D. Johnson on Jan. 2.
A Champlin man died Saturday night -- the first murder in Minneapolis this year.