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UPDATE: Police say homeowner knew man shot in north Minneapolis residence

KSTP
Updated: September 25, 2020 09:41 AM
Created: September 25, 2020 05:58 AM

UPDATE:

Police say an investigation into a fatal shooting at a north Minneapolis residence has found that the homeowner and the man who was killed were acquaintances.

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Early on, police said the man who was killed was an intruder inside of the home. Now police are saying this was not a random incident.

The homeowner was arrested Friday morning for probable cause murder.

The case will be presented to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office for consideration of charges, according to police.


Friday, police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened inside a north Minneapolis home Thursday night.

Police said the homeowner, on the 1100 block of Irving Avenue North, shot an intruder and police responded to the 911 call at about 10:54 p.m. Thursday.

According to investigators, the homeowner found an intruder inside of his home, a fight broke out, and then the homeowner shot the intruder.

The suspect died at the hospital shortly after. No arrests had yet been made by early Friday.

The Minneapolis Police Department's homicide unit spent the night collecting evidence at the scene.

The shooting happened after an earlier shooting in the area, just hours after a public safety meeting was held to address growing crime in the city.

A Minneapolis City Council committee approved a blueprint plan for the Office of Violence Prevention.

Council committee approves blueprint plan for Minneapolis public safety

The plan includes mental health co-responder teams and domestic violence outreach. The office also plans to bring in state and national experts to weigh in.

Minneapolis has seen an uptick in violence since the death of George Floyd in May.

Sometimes-random crime, often in the middle of the day, has some Minneapolis neighborhoods on edge.

Thursday night, residents wanted to voice their concerns, but the committee told them they had to wait until next month, to give people more time to sign up.

"I don't think we should wait two more weeks to voice concern on the number one solution facing our community today," one community member said. "If the house is burning, you put out the fire right now. You don't go putting it off for two weeks and get to it later."

This week, Mayor Jacob Frey proposed a 7.4% reduction in next year's police budget.

The public will be able to weigh in on policing on Oct. 8.

As for Thursday night's latest shooting, police said they will continue to investigate. 


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