2 dead in apparent murder-suicide in August in Minneapolis
Two people died in an apparent murder-suicide in Minneapolis on Aug. 3.
Minneapolis officers responded to a report of a dead person at 2812 29th Avenue S around 5:50 p.m.
They found a man and woman dead in the home, police said.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the woman as Sarah Kathryn Patrick, 30, on Tuesday. She died of a gunshot wound to the head and the Medical Examiner ruled her death a homicide.
The Medical Examiner identified the man as Adam Lee Erickson, 38. He died of a gunshot wound to the head and the Medical Examiner ruled his death a suicide.
Minneapolis Police Department said the gun that was used in the shooting was found at the scene.
Minneapolis police are not looking for any additional suspects and will close the case, authorities said.
Here is a list of suicide prevention and mental health resources:
- U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Minnesota Department of Health’s Suicide Prevention Program
- Minnesota Department of Human Service’s adult mental health resources
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Minnesota
- Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, Press 1
- Minnesota Farm and Rural Mental Health Helpline at 833-600-2670, ext. 1
- Crisis Phone Line – In the Twin Cities metro area, call **CRISIS (**274747) from a cellphone to talk to a team of professionals who can help.
- Crisis Text Line – Text MN to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
If you believe someone is at risk of suicide, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggests you:
- Ask questions about whether the individual is having suicidal thoughts.
- Call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
- Seek help from a medical or mental health professional. If it is an emergency situation, take the person to a hospital.
- Remove any objects from a person’s home that could be potentially used in a suicide.
- Do not leave the person alone, if possible, until help is available.
The U.S. National Suicide Prevention organization has also compiled a list of resources to help with coping during the COVID-19 pandemic.