Arrest Made in Saturday Evening Homicide


September 29, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Minneapolis Police Homicide investigators have made an arrest in the homicide that occurred last night.  VARNELL DAVID ALLEN, DOB 07/22/1996 was arrested this morning and booked into the Hennepin County Jail on Probable Cause Murder. 


Man Dies After Altercation

September 29, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) –On Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:21pm, Minneapolis Police received a 911 call of a shooting in the area of 8th Street South and Hennepin Avenue South.  Officers responded the northeast corner of 8th and Hennepin Avenue S. and located an adult male laying in the street.  EMS arrived and transported the victim to Hennepin County Medical Center where he died a short time later.  Preliminary information indicates that there was a physical altercation between the victim and the suspect. The suspect shot the victim and then fled the scene in a car. No one is in custody at this time.

The Minneapolis Police Department Homicide investigators and crime lab responded to the scene. The identity of the victim and the cause of death will be released by the medical examiner. The case number 19-295674.

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