A Champlin homeowner called police at 7:30 a.m. on Halloween morning to report a shooting. The homeowner, identified in a complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court as M.C.D., showed police a bullet hole in the rear wall of his house. According to the complaint, the bullet traveled through his house, passed through a few Read more →
The Minneapolis Police Department on Thursday launched an app and a texting program for smart phones that allow users to submit anonymous tips to police.
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Minneapolis police say on the afternoon of Oct. 13 a pair of brothers, Socrates J. Dejoachim, 24, and his older brother Picasso J. Dejoachim, 34, tried to kill a man in north Minneapolis by shooting at him from a car. According to the complaint filed this week in Hennepin County District Court, Picasso fired the gun Read more →
Minneapolis police say a 63-year-old Minneapolis man beat an 86-year-old man to death earlier this month.
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A detailed autopsy report from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office obtained by MPR News found nine bullets entered Terrance Franklin’s body, and one bullet grazed his scalp. Most of the shots hit him in the head and neck. Yet the Minneapolis police department’s account of the shooting said Franklin was shot eight times by Read more →
If you hear a barrage of gunfire in Minneapolis tonight, you probably don’t need to hit the deck. Police will be blasting off rounds in two neighborhoods to calibrate the ShotSpotter system that allows the department pinpoint when and where shots are fired in the city. Here’s more detail from the Minneapolis Police Department: The Read more →
A French citizen has been charged with making a bomb threat in Terminal 2 of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport earlier this week. According to charges filed yesterday in Hennepin County District Court, on Monday, Sept. 9, Jean-Luc Ly Ly-Payia, 30, of Grigny, France, carried a black bag into a bathroom stall and announced, Read more →
Minneapolis police investigators are still looking for the person(s) who shot and wounded a pregnant woman, a 14-month-old baby and a 17-year-old boy last week on the city’s north side. At a vigil held near the site of the shooting, community leaders pleaded for witnesses to come forward and help police find who fired the Read more →
Ian Alexander leaped out of bed at 3:55 a.m. Sunday, awakened by the sound of gunfire. “I jumped to the window, probably not the smartest thing to do when you hear gunshots,” said Alexander, a 36-year-old attorney running for the Ward 5 city council seat being vacated by mayoral candidate Don Samuels. Alexander saw an Read more →
The “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial has sparked protests around the country, including here in Minneapolis. Local demonstrators also continued to protest the death of Terrance Franklin, who died during a police-involved shooting on May 10. The two officers involved in the shooting were also wounded. Demonstrators say the deaths of Read more →