Man found dead in Brooklyn Park home identified, 1 in custody

UPDATE: The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the victim as 54-year-old Eric Darnell Holmes of Robbinsdale. According to the report, Holmes cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds which is considered a homicide.

9/6/23: Authorities are investigating a man’s death in Brooklyn Park as a homicide.

The Brooklyn Park Police Department says officers were called to a home for a welfare check in the 7200 block of 72nd Lane at 10:22 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities were called to the house after a man was found unresponsive by a relative.

The 54-year-old was found with an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.

No one else was injured in the incident. The victim’s identity will be released by the medical examiner at a later time.

A second alert sent by Brooklyn Park police around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday said one person was arrested and then booked on a probable cause homicide charge after a search warrant was served on the 8500 block of Adair Circle at 5:30 p.m.