Stephanie Smith

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    July 21, 2011

    Shea Stremcha identified as South Minneapolis murder victim

    ​The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office has identified Shea Stremcha as the victim of a homicide in South Minneapolis.Stremcha, 25, was shot to death in his own home just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. It's unclear whether Stremcha was targeted or killed at random.Police originally told KSTP that ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Christopher Tarell Clark arrested for murder of Darrell M. Fisher

    Hennepin County mug shot​Police have arrested 19-year-old Christopher Tarrell Clark on suspicion that he killed a man in north Minneapolis last month. When Minneapolis cops arrived in the 2700 block of Humboldt Avenue North on June 13, they found 22-year-old Darrell Fisher lying dead in a nearby ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    David Raisch-Day, teen from Cass Lake, ID'd in latest homicide

    ​David Raisch-Day, an 18-year-old from Cass Lake, has been identified as the man who took a bullet in the head in last Thursday night's homicide in south Minneapolis. Police say he was standing among a group of people outside a home on the 2700 block of Longfellow Avenue South when shots were ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Man gunned down in south Minneapolis dies at HCMC

    ​Police got to the scene of a shooting in south Minneapolis last night in time to keep the victim alive long enough for an an ambulance ride to Hennepin County Medical Center, but he died this morning. The medical examiner's office hasn't made the victim's name public yet.

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    June 15, 2011

    Darrell Fisher ID'd as homicide victim on Humboldt Avenue

    ​Twenty-two-year-old Darrell Fisher has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as the man who died late Monday night in a shooting on Humboldt Avenue North. Police found him an adjacent alley. Another man was found shot but alive in a nearby home, but his injuries are describ ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    North Minneapolis shooting leaves one man dead, another injured

    ​Minneapolis police officers found a man shot dead in an alley behind the 2700 block of Humboldt Avenue North last night, and another man shot but alive in an adjacent home. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office will release the dead man's identity and official cause of death later, M ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Chrishaun McDonald, Dean Schmitz's accused killer, allegedly reacted to transgender slur

    ​Chrishaun McDonald was charged last week with stabbing Dean Schmitz to death near the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis, and now there may be a clue as to why. Although 23-year-old McDonald is being charged as a man, he's transgender, and he got into a fight with 47-year-old Schmitz, who taun ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Chrishaun Reed McDonald charged in stabbing death of Dean Schmitz

    ​Chrishaun Reed McDonald, who was taken into custody the night Dean Schmitz was stabbed to death last weekend in south Minneapolis, has now been charged with second degree murder. The 23-year-old man's booking photo hasn't been released yet. He's being held in Hennepin County jail on $500,000 ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Dean Schmitz stabbed to death outside Schooner Tavern

    ​The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified 47-year-old Dean Schmitz, of Richfield, as the man who was stabbed to death early Sunday morning near the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis cops and paramedics found him alive at about 12:30 a.m. on the 2900 block of 27th Av ... More >>

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    June 5, 2011

    Man stabbed to death after brawl outside Schooner Tavern

    ​One man was stabbed to death and another was arrested after a brawl that started outside the Schooner Tavern in South Minneapolis early Sunday morning. Minneapolis police and paramedics were called to the scene in the 2900 block of 27th Avenue South at about 12:30 a.m., where the victim was ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    Biyamin Beiti Omar charged with murdering Guled Hashi Mohamed

    ​Guled Hashi Mohamed was sitting in the passenger seat of a car parked at Nicollet and 18th the night before Memorial Day when a man ran up to the window from behind and put a bullet through Mohamed's temple. Biyamin Beiti Omar was the gunman, the Hennepin County Attorney's office said this a ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Guled Hashi Mohamed's family pleads for murder witnesses to come forward

    ​Somebody must have seen something helpful to police when Guled Hashi Mohamed was gunned down on Nicollet Avenue Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend, and his family held a vigil yesterday where he was shot to plead for help bringing in Mohamed's killer. "My son was brought here at a young ag ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Guled Hashi Mohamed dies after Memorial Day weekend shooting

    ​Guled Hashi Mohamed has been identified as the 26-year-old man who was shot late Sunday night near the corner of Groveland and Nicollet avenues, just south of downtown Minneapolis. Police say he died this morning at Hennepin County Medical Center. The shooting was one of five Sunday night ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Ben Van Handel wasn't Timothy Bakdash's intended target on the night he died

    ​It was just last week that Timothy Ayman Bakdash was indicted on first degree murder charges in the death of Benjamin Van Handel. But the narrative of why Bakdash ran the U of M student down and killed him has changed considerably. Van Handel apparently died in a case of mistaken identity.

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    May 25, 2011

    Edward Trondell Baker ID'd in latest south Minneapolis homicide

    ​Edward Trondell Baker has been identified as the man who was shot early Tuesday in the 5700 block of Sander Avenue, just a few blocks north of Highway 62 and the perimeter of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. The Hennepin County medical examiner said the 24-year-old man died of multipl ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Man shot and killed in south Minneapolis

    ​An unidentified man was shot and killed early this morning in south Minneapolis, in the 5700 block of Sander Avenue, which is a few blocks north of Highway 62 and the perimeter of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. Minneapolis police say the man was alice when they reached him, and ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Derrick Griffin, minister, charged with murdering Kristopher Miller

    Kristopher Miller was shot dead on May 11.​Derrick Griffin, an associate pastor at the North Side's True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, has been charged with murdering North High School staffer Kristopher Miller, who was found shot dead in front of his home last week. Griffin, 40, was arrested l ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Derreck Griffin, minister, arrested in Kristopher Miller's shooting death

    Kristopher Miller was a popular North High staffer.​Minneapolis police have arrested 40-year-old Derreck Griffin, an associate pastor at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church on the city's north side, in connection with Kristopher Miller's shooting death early Tuesday morning. Griffin, who is ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Man shot dead in Near North area of Minneapolis

    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 >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Keontrell Govan's shooting death: Ishmael Rashad Moore, Dashaunta D'Mar Gomez charged

    ​Ishmael Rashad Moore and Dashaunta D Mar Gomez, both 17, have been charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old Keontrell Govan. Police found Govan with a bullet in his head last Wednesday afternoon in the alley behind the Church of St. Bridget in North Minneapolis. Medics rushed him to Nort ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Man dies after North Minneapolis shooting

    ​Minneapolis police say that a man found shot and unresponsive late Wednesday, on the 3800 block of Emerson Avenue North, died of his wounds yesterday at North Memorial Medical Center. MPD spokesman Stephen McCarty had no information this morning about the man's identity. The Homicide Unit i ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Stephanie Smith ID'd as fourth Minneapolis homicide victim of 2011

    ​The woman shot dead Monday night in South Minneapolis has been identified as 21-year-old Stephanie Smith. The MCTC psychology student was riding in a car on Park Avenue South with an unidentified man when someone opened fire from another vehicle. Minneapolis police were already responding to ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Minneapolis stabbing victim dies: Homicide No. 5 for 2011

    ​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 >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Stephanie Smith settles with Cargill over toxic meat

    Screengrab via YouTubeStephanie Smith ate a hamburger tainted with E.coli from a Cargill facility​Cold Spring's Stephanie Smith, left paralyzed from the waist down after eating a hamburger tainted by E. coli traced to a Cargill meat processing plant, has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Ben Garvin's photojournalism accompanies New York Times' Pulitzer

    Screengrab via NYTThis photo of Stephanie Smith by Ben Garvin appeared on the New York Times front page in October, as well as​We last checked in on the story of Stephanie Smith in December, when the former children's dance instructor from Cold Spring filed a $100 million lawsuit ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    E. coli victim with kidney disease sues Cargill for $100 million

    Stephanie Smith was horribly sickened by eating tainted meat two years ago.