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Realtor, mother of 2 killed in shooting, family says

Updated: January 01, 2020 10:29 PM

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Family members have identified 28-year-old Monique Baugh as the woman who was shot and killed in an alley off of Russell Avenue North in Minneapolis Tuesday evening.

Police say they were alerted to the shooting by the gunshot detection system ShotSpotter at 6:38 p.m. Baugh was pronounced dead at North Memorial Medical Center a short time later. 

The killing of Baugh — a local realtor and mother of two young daughters — stunned family members, including her aunt, who was expecting to see her on New Year’s Eve.

“The only thing I knew is she was going to meet someone to show them a house,” said Lucille Baugh. “I don’t know who would want to hurt Monique.”

An hour before she was killed, Minneapolis police responded to a shooting on Humboldt Avenue listed as Monique Baugh’s address. Police say an adult male victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Baugh’s family identified that man as the father of her children, but haven’t confirmed that, and it’s unknown if there is any connection to Monique Baugh’s murder an hour later, 4 1/2 miles away on Russell Avenue North.

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“We will look at any crime the occurs and look for… patterns as well as any relationship there may be between one another — that’s standard procedure,” said Minneapolis Police spokesperson John Elder.

Peace activist K.G. Wilson started a memorial at the alley where Monique Baugh was killed, and he's demanding answers.

"Whoever you are, you have to be vicious to do something like this," Wilson said.

Lucille Baugh said her niece was a hard worker and a devoted mother.

“Monique would never ever put herself in a situation that would harm herself or her kids,” Lucille Baugh said.

On Wednesday afternoon, Kris Lindahl, CEO of Kris Lindahl Real Estate, where Baugh worked, issued the following statement: 

“Monique has been a part of our team for almost a year. She made a big impact on us during that time. She was a beautiful person who was kind and compassionate to everyone. She was very driven and was a joy to work with. Monique was a loving mother who always put her children first. Our entire team is grieving her loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this incredibly difficult time.”

Baugh’s aunt says her children are now in the care of her father and other family members.

“When I see the kids, I see Monique,” Lucille Baugh said. “It’s going to be very hard.”

Police ask anyone with information about the shootings to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted electronically at www.CrimeStoppersMN.org.

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