Monday, April 17, 2006


A couple of posts ago I noted a murder that appeared to have occurred in Minneapolis, although the story was fresh at the time and the location of the crime had not been confirmed.

It now appears there is confirmation that the murder - surprise! - did occur in Minneapolis.

KSTP Eyewitness News reports: "Woman is Minneapolis' 17th murder of year".

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Hennepin County medical examiner has identified a woman shot to death in a car in north Minneapolis as 27-year-old Tina Byrant of Minneapolis.

Police say Byrant and two men were in a car near 36th and Girard Avenues when a person approached and fired shots. Capt. Rich Stanek says a bullet went through the rear of the vehicle and hit Bryant in the chest.

Bryant died at to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale about 6:20 Saturday evening. The two men weren't injured.
WCCO News also has a report: "Minneapolis Police Investigate Suspected Homicide".

(WCCO) Minneapolis A Minneapolis woman with a gunshot wound was brought to North Memorial Medical Center Saturday night, where she died.

Authorities said Tina Bryant, 27, was brought to the Robbinsdale, Minn. hospital in a private vehicle.

Bryant died at 6:18 p.m., the Hennepin County Medical Examiner said.
Welcome to the Minneapolis Quagmire.

In other crime news, the Minneapolis Police SAFE Unit reports a shooting at 3332 Nicollet Av S. last night at about 9:00pm.

On Sunday 4-16-06 there was a shooting at 3332 Nicollet Av S., at about 8:50 pm.

An adult male was shot in the foot. The victim has non-life threatening injuries. 3 possible suspects were seen running from the scene.

Due to limited suspect info, there is no description to release at this time.
Be on the lookout for "3 possible suspects". And come visit again soon.