Morning Assault Leaves One Deceased

October 16, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) On Wednesday morning October 16th at 4:30 am, Minneapolis Police responded to a 911 report of a male laying in the roadway in the area of 7th Street SE and 5th Avenue SE.  Further reports indicate that the male may be wearing shorts.

Upon arrival officers located an adult male, believed to be in his 30’s, suffering from what appears to be an assault. Officers provided lifesaving medical aid until relieved by paramedics.  Paramedics transported the victim to Hennepin County Healthcare where he was pronounced deceased later in the morning.

A homicide investigation has been launched. The Minneapolis Police Department Crime Lab responded to process the scene and collect evidence.  Officers also canvassed the area and spoke with several people.

The Medical Examiner will release the identity of the victim along with the nature and cause of death.

The GO Report number is 19-312530.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be provided electronically at www.CrimeStoppersMN.org.  All Tips are anonymous and persons providing information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a financial reward.