Suspect Arrested in Connection with North Minneapolis Activist's Death

June 12, 2018 06:40 PM

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a recent North Minneapolis homicide.

According to the Minneapolis Police Department, 27-year-old Sid Brady Strickland-Green was taken into custody Monday.

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Strickland-Green was arrested in the midst of an investigation into 33-year-old Tyrone Williams's death April 3. Williams was fatally shot outside his North Minneapolis home, according to authorities.

Williams was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he died. The medical examiner reported Williams died as the result of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

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According to a criminal complaint, a witness told police that Williams and Strickland-Green had been arguing prior to the shooting. When the two asked the witness to resolve the issue, the witness entered a vehicle and left. The witness told police he did not see or hear the shooting but saw Williams stumble away from Strickland-Green's vehicle.

The complaint said Strickland-Green later called the witness and acknowledged he shot Williams. 

A public safety meeting was held last month following the incident.

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According to family, Williams was considered an activist in the community.

"He was committed to social justice and people who've been marginalized," Williams's mother told KSTP Reporter Beth McDonough.

Strickland-Green is expect to make his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon. He has not yet been formally charged.

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