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Man suspected in Minneapolis homicide arrested in Milwaukee

Michael Ferguson
Michael Ferguson

Updated: September 10, 2019 04:37 PM

A man believed to have been responsible for the murder of a man in Minneapolis last month has been arrested in Wisconsin.

An affidavit for a search warrant states that Michael Ferguson was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Sept. 3 in Milwaukee for probable cause - murder in the death of 23-year-old Ky'Reon Watkins on Aug. 24.

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An off-duty officer was near the 2000 block of Aldrich Avenue N. on Aug. 24 when gunshots were heard. Watkins was found at the scene and transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The affidavit states Minneapolis police learned early on that the suspect in the homicide was known as "AED Mike," also known as Ferguson. Surveillance video from several businesses caught the homicide on video, and Ferguson is seen firing a gun from the front seat of a vehicle, striking Watkins.

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Police knew Ferguson was on probation and contacted his probation officer, who confirmed Ferguson was the man shown in the surveillance video, the affidavit states. Ferguson's violation of his probation allowed police to obtain warrants for his arrest. On Sept. 1, a individual who was arrested overnight told police he was at the scene when the homicide occurred, and identified himself, Watkins and Ferguson in the video.

Ferguson was arrested in Milwaukee, where he was staying with his sister. He's being extradited back to Minneapolis.

The affidavit states police hadn't recovered the gun used in the homicide, but believe Ferguson hid it while at his sister's house in Milwaukee, and requested a search warrant for her house.

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