Man killed in south Minneapolis shooting identified
A man who was fatally shot Saturday in south Minneapolis has been identified.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office says 29-year-old Darius Deshawn Light was killed in the shooting near East 42nd Street and Portland Avenue. His cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound to the back, and his death was ruled a homicide, the 25th in the city this year.
Minneapolis police said officers responded to the area just before noon after hearing reports of a man with a gun. While en route, officers were told a shot was reportedly fired and later learned that a victim — Light — had been taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
Officers saw two suspects go inside a home near the shooting, and negotiators were then called to get the suspects to surrender. A man and woman surrendered and were arrested at around 2:30 p.m., according to police.
However, formal charges haven’t yet been announced.