Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Manhunt Continues

The trail of destruction extends to Brooklyn Park with the discovery of what appears to be the Uptown murder getaway car: "Car sought in Uptown murder found burned ". Two more arrests have been made, and one teenage male remains on the loose. KARE 11 News reports [photo courtesy KARE 11]:

An explosion that rocked a Brooklyn Park neighborhood about 10 p.m. Wednesday turned out to be from the getaway car in the Uptown Minneapolis murder. Police says it was apparently purposely set on fire.

One nearby resident, who asked that his name not be used for safety reasons, said, "we heard an explosion, it was enough to shake the house." The resident ran from the house and saw not only the car in flames but, "I saw a black car take off speeding and the neighbor down the street said he saw him shut his lights off and take off."

The description of that vehicle aided police in tracking down that car and arresting the two adults inside, a male and female. "We believe the man is related to one of the suspects who is wanted in connection to Michael Zebuhr's death," said Minneapolis police Lieutenant Lee Edwards.
Hopefully the teens will be charged and tried as adults. In addition to opening the possibility of adult sentencing, this also provides the added benefit of allowing court records to be made public, as opposed to many juvenile proceedings which are sealed. In any case, given the high profile of this crime, the public will demand as complete disclosure as possible.

Once again, good work officers.