The picture at the top of this post shows the precarious situation a car ended up in after gunshots rang out in the area of Queen Avenue and Golden Valley Road in north Minneapolis yesterday evening."Shots were fired at the car, the driver swerved and went up the power pole, causing a power outage," ... More >>
The couple shot to death last week in Eden Prairie following a high-speed chase involving a stolen car were gunned down because they wouldn't put down a knife, authorities say.THE BACKSTORY: Man and woman fatally shot following police chase on Hwy 212 After the heisted red Saab crashed on Highway 21 ... More >>
After last call on Sunday morning, Peter Kenyon was wrapping up his night out with his girlfriend in Gringo's, the bar adjacent to and inside the same building as Mortimer's, when he heard a series of bangs.THE BACKSTORY: Shooting outside Mortimer's Bar leaves one dead, one critically injured "To me ... More >>
No Minneapolis cops will be charged in connection with the fatal May 10 officer-involved shooting of burglary suspect Terrence Franklin, but his family still intends to proceed with a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.THE BACKSTORY: MPD Chief Harteau on Terrence Franklin shooting: His actions ... More >>
Shortly after news broke yesterday that a grand jury cleared all officers involved in the May 10 fatal shooting of burglary suspect Terrence Franklin, the MPD went public with its official account of what happened that fateful afternoon in a basement on the 2700 block of Bryant Avenue South.SEE ALSO ... More >>
Around 3:30 this morning, a man was found shot to death outside a Super 8 hotel in Brooklyn Center.SEE ALSO: Mpls Hilton female boss bragged about '50 states club,' sexually harassed men, suit alleges The Star Tribune, citing police, reports that the victim's "last gasps [were] taken as he pounded o ... More >>
-- Original post published August 8 at 11:08 a.m.; updates at bottom --One man was killed and another injured following a shooting this morning at Champions Sports Bar and Grill on the 100 block of West Lake Street.SEE ALSO: Champions Sports Bar sues Mpls, accuses city of trying to drive "black bars ... More >>
-- Scroll to bottom of post for updates -- Around 6 p.m. last night, a 34-year-old man opened fire on random cars near the intersection of Hadley Avenue North and 7th Street North in Oakdale, injuring at least two and killing a 9-year-old boy.SEE ALSO: Retek building shots fired report made by Targe ... More >>
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Police called to a Jimmy John's in Cottage Grove found a woman shot dead inside the restaurant and a wounded man in the parking lot who had apparently shot himself, according to news reports Thursday night. The unidentified man was taken to Regions Hospital, where his condition is unknown. An em ... More >>
MORE RECENT PIT BULL COVERAGE:-- Pit bull recovering after getting shot by Minneapolis police-- Flying pit bull attack leaves Wisconsin man with serious injuries-- Leah Anderson sues Minneapolis police for shooting her dogOn the morning of July 8, Jason Jacobs and his wife, Angie Jarvis, returned to ... More >>
The June 26 killing of 5-year-old Nizzel George (his father's last name is now being used after earlier reports said the boy's name was Nizzel Banks) brought a string of gun-related incidents on Minneapolis' North Side to a grim conclusion, prosecutors say.It began on June 25, when a 15-year-old boy ... More >>
The Hennepin County Attorney's office has charged two men in connection with the Monday morning post-bar close shooting outside the Gay 90's that left three patrons and one suspect with gunshot injuries.Don Austin, 20, described by police as "a stocky black male," faces three felony counts of aiding ... More >>
This lamely decked-out car was used in a St. Louis Park shooting.St. Louis Park police are asking for the public's help in trying to find the man responsible for a burglary and shooting that took place last week.For the case, which left a St. Louis Park homeowner with a gunshot wound, cops have a ... More >>
Dekoda Galtney has been identified as the man killed in a shooting last night in St. Paul. Galtney, 24, was fatally shot around 6:30 p.m. last night.After the shooting, which took place at 4th Street East and Bates Avenue, Galtney's friends rushed him to the emergency room and Regions Hospital, b ... More >>
Katherine Gordon, shot and killed on I-394, had said she should be "locked up."Katherine Gordon, the woman shot and killed by a Golden Valley Police officer during a traffic stop on Interstate 394 last week, had a previous run-in with area police. The details are weird enough that it's making som ... More >>
Fox 9The details of the incident are still under wraps.Katherine Gordon, a 58-year-old woman from California who'd recently moved to Minnesota, has been identified as the woman shot and killed by a Golden Valley Police officer after she was pulled over on I-394. Gordon's identity was released by ... More >>
Fox 9Other police swarmed to the scene, but the incident had already turened fatal.Interstate 394 was the site of a shooting incident this afternoon that left an armed woman dead, though details of what led to her shooting are not yet public.Just after 1:00 p.m., a Golden Valley cop pulled ov ... More >>
Keith Ammons only stopped shooting when the gun jammed.Keith Ammons's ex-girlfriend had a date on Monday night. Because Ammons couldn't handle that reality, he has a court date -- and she will probably spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office filed four fe ... More >>
Leroy Martinez was shot while running from police.Leroy Martinez, the man shot by Minneapolis police when he was seen running with a gun in his hand, is facing a charge of second-degree assault for his role in a shooting that had taken place moments earlier.Late Monday night, as a group of five p ... More >>
Today brings news of the year's eighth homicide. Two separate calls came in late on Tuesday night -- one reporting that gunshots were heard around a Near North Minneapolis home, and one reporting that someone needed medical help. Minneapolis Fire and paramedics rushed to the scene at about 12:30 ... More >>
Byron Brantley, Leandrews Miller and Xavier Buckhanan have all been charged in connection with the murder of Trevell Glass early Wednesday morning outside Born's Bar in St. Paul. Brantley, the suspected triggerman in the shooting, made it easy for the cops to track him down: He left a trail ... More >>
Early Saturday morning, at about 5 a.m., Minneapolis cops responded to a 911 call about a stabbing at 2427 18th Avenue South, just south of East Philips Park and west of Cedar Avenue. Officers arrived, then medics, and the victim was rushed to HCMC. He died this morning. The Hennepin Count ... More >>
Ryan Eugene LoydAnthony Titus had just turned 16 years old when he was shot dead on the night of the Fourth of July in a backyard on the 2900 block of Fremont Avenue North. Family and friends said they were sure the boy wasn't in a gang, and that the shooting wasn't gang-related. As Minneapol ... More >>
James Irvin Lentz was sentenced yesterday.Joshua Michael Martin and Jason Jones had just killed Maplewood Police Sgt. Joe Bergeron last May, and Martin needed a ride from his mom's house. So he called his friend James Irvin Lentz. Lentz showed up, Martin got in the car, told his friend that ... More >>
Joseph John Sanchez, 28, is the man who was shot dead yesterday in St. Paul's Payne-Phalen neighborhood. This is the 17th murder in St. Paul this year. Police have not yet arrested anyone.
Jonas Gerald Grice is being held on suspicion of second-degree murderAnthony Hartman's dad, Dave, said his son was stepping up for a buddy caught in an argument. His mom, Karen, said she wished that maybe he'd been a little less of a hero. Either way, when he was gunned down at the Car Spa ca ... More >>
The Sunday night bulletin from Minneapolis police was bare bones: "At 8:50 p.m. patrol officers in the Fourth Precinct responded to a report of a male down in a backyard in the 2900 block of Fremont Av N. When officers and EMS arrived they found the body of a male thought to be in his later ... More >>
Minneapolis police report overnight that one woman was shot dead and another was wounded in the 1300 block of Logan Ave. N. at about 2:30 a.m. The dead victim's identity is not yet available and will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiners Office. The wounded woman was transp ... More >>
Kenneth Sims, a 21--year-old from Minneapolis, has been officially identified as the man found shot dead in the 4200 block of Irving Avenue North on Tuesday night. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said today Sims died of multiple gunshot wounds. He was previously identified in news report ... More >>
He was shot and killed at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Lake Street at the intersection of Clinton Avenue, a few blocks east of I-35W.
The body was found on the sidewalk at Lake Street and Clinton Avenue South.
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Police aren't saying whether the shooting death was intentional, but the men grew up together and were friends, according to a neighbor.
The deaths are the second, third and fourth homicides of the year in Minneapolis.
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Police are still sorting out the details of a gunfight that left one man dead and led to the death of another. A St. Paul police officer was also wounded.
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Christopher Dangelo Dozier, 23, is the man who was shot dead late Monday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner released his name today.
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