Police make Second Arrest in Double Homicide


October 18, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS) The Minneapolis Police Department arrested an adult male today in connection with the double homicide that occurred at 11th Avenue South and 26th Street East. This arrest is in addition to the juvenile that was arrested on October 12, 2016.

Rashad Rahyim Austin, age 26, was booked into the Hennepin County Jail on the charge of Probable Cause Murder. No further information is available regarding this arrest, until formal charges are announced by the Hennepin County Attorney.


Two Dead in Afternoon Shooting in South Minneapolis

October 9th, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS) Officers from the Third Precinct responded to the area of 11th Avenue South and 26th Street East, at approx. 1:26 p.m. today after a person called 911 to report the sounds of gunshots being fired.

Officers arrived and located two shooting victims inside the backseat of a parked vehicle. Paramedics from Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) along with officers provided medical care to the victims. An adult male was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics. The second victim, a seven-month-old boy, was transported to Minneapolis Children’s Hospital by paramedics, where he died a short time later.

At this point in the investigation, we believe that the adult victim was the intended target. Investigators are currently speaking with several people, trying to determine their involvement. Members of our Police Community Support Team (PCST) and Chaplain program were at the scene today talking with community members and answering questions. Officers from the Third Precinct will be back out in the neighborhood tomorrow talking to residents about this tragedy.

Anyone with information is encouraged to text their tip 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).