November 18, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS) The Minneapolis Police Department arrested an adult male and an adult female last night in connection with the homicide that occurred at Broadway Avenue West and Bryant Avenue North.
Quintel Dominic Flowers, age 25, was booked into the Hennepin County Jail on the charge of Probable Cause Murder.
Nicole Lynn Rantala, age 32, was also booked into the Hennepin County Jail on the charge of Probable Cause Aiding an Offender.
No further information is available regarding these arrests, as MPD Investigators continue to work this case. At this time there is a hold on the booking photos. ###
November 17, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS) Officers from the Fourth Precinct responded to Broadway Avenue West and Bryant Avenue North at 10:54 a.m. today on a report of a ShotSpotter activation. Police also received several 911 calls from people reporting the sound of shots being fired in the area.
When officers arrived, they located an adult male, outside of Little Caesers Pizza, 901 Broadway Avenue West, who had been shot. Paramedics from North Memorial Medical Center (NMMC) and Minneapolis Fire Department personnel arrived and provided medical care to the victim. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics.
The name of the victim, as well as the cause and nature of his death, will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
MPD’s Police Community Support Team and Police Chaplains were at the scene today talking with community members that had gathered. Officers from the Fourth Precinct will be in the area today and tomorrow talking with business owners and the community members about the shooting. Anyone with information is encouraged to share it with officers.
The case is being investigated by the Minneapolis Police Department’s Homicide Unit.
Anyone with information is encouraged to text their tip in to 847411 (TIP411). Enter MPD, a space, and then the information. These text messages are assigned a tip number and the police department has no way of identifying the source of the information. All texts are anonymous. Persons may also call the MPD TIP Line at 612-692-TIPS (8477).