Shooting Just Before Midnight Leaves One Dead

May 22, 2018 (MINNEAPOLIS) Shortly before Midnight Monday evening Minneapolis Police Officers responded to the 3400 block of Newton Avenue North on a report of a ShotSpotter activation. En route to the scene, a 911 caller reported that there appeared to be an adult male lying in the alley.

Numerous squads arrived in the area and located the victim in the alley. Officer could not locate a pulse and CPR was started.  Life saving measures proved unsuccessful and he was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical staff.

The Minneapolis Crime Lab technicians are processing the scene while officers and investigators are canvassing the area to speak with people who may have heard or seen something. Investigators will recanvas the scene on Tuesday to speak with people they may have missed tonight.

The identity of the victim, along with the nature and cause of death, will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Case number 18-165405

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