To Media Release Recipients,
It is the goal of the MPD Office of Public Information to get succinct and accurate information out to the public.
These cases are often very fluid and things can change quickly. This case is evidence of that.
Please see the updated press release. The third paragraph below in the bold is the updated information.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
John Elder, Director of Public information
Minneapolis Police Department
March 8, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) Just before midnight on Thursday evening, March 7th Minneapolis Police responded to a report of a rear-end crash in the area of 22nd Street West and Lyndale Avenue South. Information provided was that the driver of one vehicle had fled the area on foot and was being pursued by a passenger from the other car.
A short period of time later, officers were advised that a physical altercation had taken place on the 2100 block of Aldrich Avenue South and one person needed medical attention. Officers arrived and found one individual was in grave condition and attempted life-saving aid until they were relieved by paramedics. That person was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
Officers on scene took one person into custody. This adult male was transported to the Homicide Unit where he was interviewed and subsequently booked into the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center.
The Minneapolis Police Department Traffic Unit responded to the scene of the crash and is handling that portion of the investigation. The Minneapolis Crime Lab personnel responded to the scene of the altercation and collected evidence for forensic processing.
Patrol officers and homicide investigators canvassed the area and spoke with several people who may have seen or heard something.
The identity of the deceased, along with the nature and cause of death, will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Case number 19-065933
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