Tuesday, January 24, 2006

3 Minneapolis homicides in two days - killers on the loose

Police are investigating 3 homicides & and one associated robbery which occurred in Ryback's Minneapolis over the last two days. The killers remain on the loose. We're waiting for reassuring words from Minneapolis Mayor Ryback, Minneapolis Police Chief McManus, and Hennepin County Attorney Klobuchar.

Details emerge:

From the Red Star: "Man dies after robbery interrupted"

A man who arrived at his townhouse in south Minneapolis to find four or five suspects burglarizing it Monday evening was found dead in the attached garage when police got there.

Police said early this morning that they were still looking for the victim's vehicle, which they believe was stolen by the suspects.

Police said the man and a woman went into the home in the 4200 block of Pillsbury Av. S. in the Kingfield neighborhood about 7:30 p.m. and encountered the suspects.

There was an altercation, police said, and when officers responded they found the man dead. Neither the man's age nor cause of death was released.
WCCO TV Channel 4: "Minneapolis police investigating three homicides"

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) After making it through the first three weeks of 2006 without a homicide, Minneapolis police were investigating three killings that happened within two days of each other.
Also WCCO TV Channel 4: "Police Search For Suspects In Two Murders"

[Picture from WCCO TV website]

Inexplicably, there have been no suspect descriptions released. Surely the Mayor or the Chief will release those shortly in the interest of public safety.