Arrest Made in City’s Most Recent Homicide

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June 19, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS) Minneapolis Police Homicide Detectives have worked this case and have received assistance from with public. Through this investigation, a suspect was identified and surveillance was conducted. In the evening hours of June 18, 2016, with the help of Fourth Precinct officers, Marcell Scott/DOB: 07-26-1976 was placed under arrest and interviewed. Scott has subsequently been booked into the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center on Probable Cause Murder.

Scott’s mug shot is being withheld and no further information will be available at this time.

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Adult Male Found Dead After Report of Shots Heard

June 17, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS) At 11:15 pm on Thursday evening, Minneapolis Police Officers responded to the 3500 block of Knox Avenue North on a report of the sounds of muffled gunshots. Officers arrived in less than two minutes and were flagged down by a person wanting officers to check on someone inside one of the homes who was believed to be injured.
Officers went into the house and located a deceased adult male who appears to have been shot.
On scene, detectives spoke with people in the area and uniformed officers canvassed the residences. Crime Lab personnel processed the scene and K9 officers looked for additional evidence.
Officers will be conducting focused directed patrol in this area in the coming days. People are strongly encouraged to speak with officers as they spend time in the area with any information to this crime or other community concerns.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Minneapolis Police Department Tipline at 612-692-TIPS (8477). Persons may also call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS).
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