Florida Police Nab Suspect in Minneapolis Murder

Antwan Cosey Photo: Okaloosa, Florida, County Jail
Antwan Cosey

March 11, 2018 03:42 PM

Authorities in Florida have picked up a suspect in a late-February Minneapolis shooting that left one man dead.

The shooting occurred just south of downtown Minneapolis shortly after 6 p.m. on Feb. 27. 


Two witnesses told authorities the victim, later identified as 42-year-old Frankie Golden, of Minneapolis, had been standing on the sidewalk outside of the building at 727 E. 18th St. when another man approached him and an argument ensued, according to a criminal complaint.

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One witness, on the street at the time, reported the suspect pulled a gun from his waistband, pointed it at Golden and fired once. The other witness, who ran outside after hearing the commotion, said she saw Golden run toward the building's entrance before collapsing.

That woman told police Golden had been waiting outside to visit his 9-month-old child when he was confronted, the complaint says. Golden later died at Hennepin County Medical Center. 

Meanwhile, police say they gained suspect identification after video surveillance was shown to management at a nearby building; the suspect was seen entering and leaving that building around the time of the shooting.

Building staff identified him as Antwan Darnell Cosey, 37, a resident of the complex since 2013. 

Cosey's key fob records showed he last left the apartment on March 2, and surveillance showed him leaving with a "large bundle," according to the complaint.

Investigators learned Cosey had purchased a bus ticket to Texas departing early on March 3. 

RELATED: 1 Dead Following Minneapolis Shooting

In a release, Minneapolis police said they obtained an arrest warrant for Cosey, and that Florida police arrested him on a bus in which he was riding when it arrived at a station in Fort Walton Beach in Florida's panhandle.

Cosey was taken to the Okaloosa County Jail, where he was held on a governor's rendition warrant, according to the release. 

He's been charged with second-degree murder, with intent, not premeditated. He faces a maximum 40 years in prison.  

Cosey's got a lengthy criminal history that includes convictions for assault, failure to register as a predatory offender, theft, robbery, disorderly conduct, drugs, weapons possession, and others.


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