Man Dies after Overnight Shooting


November 2, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS) Officers from the Third Precinct responded to Cedar Avenue South and 34th St E on a report of gunshots being fired at approximately 10:08 p.m on November 1, 2016.

Officers arrived and located a 53-year-old male victim, in an alley who had been shot several times. Officers provided medical care to the victim until Minneapolis Fire and Paramedics from Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) arrived. The victim was transported to HCMC where he died this morning.

The name of the deceased, as well as the cause and nature of his death, will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Officers from the Third Precinct were canvasing the neighborhood after the shooting, and a police K-9 was called to the scene to assist in an attempt to locate a possible suspect or evidence. Officers will be back in the neighborhood talking with residents today, and anyone with information about this crime, or any other is encouraged to talk with the officers.

This 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).