Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Shot Dead In Bloomington [Update: Suspect Arrested]

The Twin Cities metro area experienced more violence as a woman is found shot to death in a vehicle in Bloomington.

The brief article at KARE 11 doesn't say whether or not foul play is involved, but it also says the police don't consider the boyfriend a suspect.

Bloomington police are investigating the death of a woman found shot to death inside a vehicle in a church parking lot.

Police were called to the Christian Life Church at 90th and Emerson, approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday. Officers found the woman dead in her car.

The woman's boyfriend made the call for help but police don't consider him a suspect.
WCCO News has more details: "Woman Found Dead In Bloomington Church Parking Lot".

(WCCO) Bloomington, Minn. Authorities are investigating what they're calling a "suspicious death" after finding a woman in a Bloomington, Minn. church parking lot on Monday afternoon.

Police responded to a call at 5 p.m. from the woman's boyfriend who said that his girlfriend had been injured in the vehicle.

Upon arriving at Christian Life Church on West 90th Street and Emerson Avenue South, authorities found the woman inside a Jeep Liberty. The woman's boyfriend was outside the vehicle on the scene.

Police are still trying to piece together where the woman was shot or if she was even shot in the church parking lot.
A second car, possibly linked to the death, was towed from the scene.

We'll see what comes of these unusual circumstances.

UPDATE, suspect arrested: "Man arrested in death of Bloomington woman".

Here's a photo of the suspect:

This tidbit is surprising, as reported by KSTP News:

Richard Monroe Scheibe, 33, of Elk River, was arrested in connection with the woman's death.

Police say the woman's body was found inside an SUV at the Christian Life Church in the south metro suburb late Monday. The woman had a gunshot wound when she was found.

Scheibe was an paramedic and the victim was an EMT.
What a waste.

[Bottom photo courtesy KSTP News]

[Top photo courtesy KARE 11 News]