Man pleads guilty in homicide that led to Bolero Flats search warrant, Amir Locke’s death

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office has confirmed that Mekhi Camden Speed has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the Jan. 10 shooting death of Otis Elder.

As part of the plea, Speed, 18, is charged as an adult offender, although he was 17 at the time of the killing.

Investigators traced Speed back to Bolero Flats Apartments in downtown Minneapolis, where a Minneapolis Police Department SWAT team served a search warrant on Feb. 2.

During that police raid, Minneapolis officer Mark Hanneman shot and killed 20-year-old Amir Locke, who was staying in the apartment. Speed was not at the apartment when the warrant was executed.

Mekhi Speed was arrested in Winona on Feb. 6.

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office expects Speed’s sentencing to take place in the next 60 days.

Complete coverage of the Otis Elder’s homicide can be found here.