Gilbert Jordan is 30th Minneapolis homicide of the year

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The original call to Minneapolis police at 3:30 a.m. Sunday was for shots fired at the Old Colony gas station on Washington Avenue at West Broadway. But as Fourth Precinct officers made their way the scene, the call was upgraded to an actual shooting, and when they arrived, three men were down outside.

Paramedics transported all three victims to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment. One of them, identified by WCCO as 28-year-old Gilbert Jordan, died of his injuries at HCMC. The other two survived, one with life-threatening injuries.

"We moved kids out of Chicago to get them away from gang violence. We thought they would be better off in a city like this, now I realize this city is no better than Chicago," Jordan's father, Roosevelt McDonald, told the station.

There have been no arrests yet, but anyone with information for the Homicide Unit about the shooting is asked to call the TIPS Line at 612-692-TIPS (8477).

The shooting comes just days after Mayor R.T. Rybak, U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and city police Chief Tim Dolan announced a new effort -- Project Exile -- to try and grapple with the city's growing homicide number. The plan aims at coordinating efforts at the city, county and federal level to come down hard on crimes and criminals involving guns.

Jordan's death is the 30th homicide in the city this year. Here are the other 29:

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charlene
charlene

FIRST OFF LET ME SAY BE AT PEACE GILBERT JORDAN YOU ARE NOW WITH ARE HEAVENLY FATHER...NEXT LET ME SAY TO YOU EVIL AND DISRESPECTFUL PPL WHO KNOW NOTHING ABOUT GILBERT GO TO HELL YOU ALL ARE STUPID AND LOW CLASS!!!YOU DONT KNOW A DAMN THING AND YOU SOUND A LIKE CLOWNS AND FOOLS...TO THE MAN WHO TOOK GILBERT FROM HIS MOTHER CHILDREN FAMILY AND FRIENDS I HOPE YOU BURN IN HELL I HAVE NO SADNESS NORE MERIT FOR YOU WHATEVER THEY DO TO YOU YOU I TAKE PLEASURE IN I WISH THIS STATE WAS FOR THE DEATH SENTENCE BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT YOU!!! SON OF A BITCH!!....TO MY DEAR FRIEND WHO WAS A VERY IMPORTANT WOMAN IN GILBERTS LIFE IM HERE FOR YOU STILL I CANT UNDERSTAND YOUR PAIN BUT I SEE IT FIRST HAND WE HERE FOR YOU KIWI IN YOUR TIME OF NEED AFTER THE DEATH OF THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.

me
me

WELL TO EVERYONE WHO HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT WTF HAPPENED PERSONALLY NOONE KNOWS SHIT BUT ME THE SHOOTER WAS THE FATHER OF MY CHILD. AND TRUE ENOUGH THAT COULD OF BEEN ME BECAUSE I NO LONGER WANTED TO BE INVOVLED WITH HIM AS FAR AS HIM KILLING GILBERT.....MY BD WAS TRYING TO GET BACK AT HIM FOR ROBBING HIM AT A PARTY AND THATS WHAT HAPPENED I KNOW THIS BECAUSE THE DAY AFTER IT HAPPENED MY BD CALLED ME AN TOLD ME HE DID SOMETHING VERY BAD! AN OF COURSE I WAS AFRAID I ALREADY KNEW WHAT HE HAD DONE SO THERE U HAVE IT FOLKS I TOLD ON HIS CRAZY ASS!

THE CHIEF P
THE CHIEF P

I LOVE AND MISS MY BIG BROTHER!!!!!!

T.JORDAN!
T.JORDAN!

I TAKE PLEASURE KNOWING YOUR CHILD WILL GROW UP FATHERLESS AND UR NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO KNOW THE STORY. EVERYONE KNOW UR BABY DADDY IS A BITCH!!! AND YOUR CHILD WILL BE FATHERLESS JUST LIKE GILBERT'S. I NEVER WISH BAD ON ANYONE BUT DEATH IS NEVER JUSTIFYABLE, THE WAS A SON, FATHER, COUSIN, UNCLE, FRIEND TO SOMEONE. YOU ACT LIKE YOUR PILLOW TALKING AZZ NIGGA IS THE ONLY ONE WHO TOLD SOMEONE, NO RIM'S WILL GET HIM FREEDOM, GILBERT LOST HIS LIFE, ROSE GOT SHOT, KIDS ARE WITHOUT FATHERS. THE CYCLE OF HATE FUCKED UP LIVES THATS HAVE NOT EVEN HAD THE CHANCE TO EXCEL OR GROW....GILBERT LEFT BEHIND 3GIRLS 1BOY, NOW THINK OF ALL YOUR BABY DADDY WILL MISS OUT ON, PICTURES NEVER DO JUSTICE. YOU SHOLD BE ASHAMED TO GLOAT THIS STORY CAUSE ITS TRUELY SAD BITCH!!!!!

teamotto
teamotto

We can use religion to make any point we want, quoting the bible is pointless. some of us hold it out like some sort of cloak thinking it will protect.

Move on people, it is adicting though.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Your boy Jay Cee saved Saul's ass from the eternal fire because Saul was repentant. As for Noah, wasn't he born and dead a couple centuries before Jay Cee was born?

As for getting sent to hell, it seems that this shitstain, by his own actions, bought his own ticket there. Are you so dense as to miss that point? Ex-con and druggie, apparently jacking other druggies for whatever meager possessions they can accquire?

Hardly the repentant type your boy Jay Cee would lift a hand to save.

Choice Words
Choice Words

Flap Jack,Woman I am, but that is neither here nor there;

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." �Romans 5:8

Yes, God hates sin and the wrath of God abides upon Christ-rejecters (John 3:36); but let us never stray from the great Biblical doctrine of God's wondrous love for mankind, which allowed Christ to be nailed to the cross for our sins. John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Notice the words, "God so loved THE WORLD."

Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." God in His foreknowledge knew how sinful and rotten mankind would be, but He looked beyond our faults and saw our need for redemption. Jesus Christ died, was buried and rose again from the grave to TAKE AWAY our sins. Jesus did this by the shedding of His own physical blood. 1st Peter 1:18,19, "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold... But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot." Christ died for all men, because God loves all mankind, even the vilest of sinful men.

From Star Tribune:Murder count filed in Old Colony caseA Maple Grove man is charged with shooting one man in the back, killing him, and wounding two others.

By PAUL WALSH, Star Tribune

Last update: July 29, 2010 - 9:56 PMPrint this storyE-mail this storySave to del.icio.usShare on FacebookShare on DiggFollow local news on Twitter More from West Metro?Police: Hit-and-run driver thought victim was a bump?19 struggling schools receive millions in grants?Valleyfair plans big expansion?Bad news: Zebra mussels in Lake Minnetonka?Real-time speed advice starts for 35W driversA 21-year-old Maple Grove man was charged Thursday with fatally shooting another man in the back at a north Minneapolis gas station over the weekend and wounding two men.

Ryedelle R. Loving was charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder. He was being held in the Hennepin County jail in lieu of $1 million bail.

The shooting about 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the Old Colony gas station, on Washington Avenue N. near Broadway, killed Gilbert Noland Jordan, 28, of Brooklyn Center.

The identities of the other shooting victims have not been disclosed. One suffered life-threatening wounds, and another was less seriously hurt.

Two other Loving brothers are convicted murderers. Ronelle and Revelle Loving were each convicted in the January 2007 slaying of a couple in Brooklyn Park in a jealousy-inspired shooting.

According to the criminal complaint:

Loving fired his shots from a car before speeding off, the more seriously wounded victim told officers.

That afternoon, officers were called to the alley behind a home in the 200 block of Irving Avenue N., where witnesses had seen people "wiping down" a car. Soon after, the vehicle was set on fire in the alley.

A family member told police that Loving asked for money for a bus ticket to South Dakota because "I have to get out town; it's all over the news."

An ex-girlfriend of Loving's told police that he said he shot the men because they had robbed him at a party.

Loving was arrested Monday at a home in the 300 block of NE. Buchanan Street. He had burn marks on his face and hands.

Loving's criminal record in Minnesota includes convictions for theft, damage to property and drug possession.

Public records show Jordan had been convicted of crimes ranging from narcotics to theft and had served time in St. Cloud prison.

Police said the station, which features a cheerful, yellow faux beehive, had not experienced any major crimes over the past year.

Paul Walsh � 612-673-4482

Food for thought for everyone;

If Jesus would save a murderer like Saul (later to become the Apostle Paul), then he will save anybody! If Jesus would save a drunkard like Noah, then He will save anybody. If Jesus would save an adulterer like David, then He will save anybody. God will receive any repent sinner that comes to Jesus Christ for salvation (John 6:37). If you go to Hellfire (and you will if you don't get saved), it will be your own stubborn fault (Romans 1:20; Revelation 20:15).

Flapjack
Flapjack

Well, there, god-boy, what does the bible say about passing judgement? "If you hold them accountable for their sins, they will be held accountable." (I'm paraphrasing that, but it *is* in your book... just look it up); also, "those who live by the sword die by the sword" (that one has been interpreted to mean those who get off on thuggery will die as thugs should).

Choice Words
Choice Words

Well Mr. Flap Jack,We can see that you are on a whole different level than others as you claim. And the comment posted was not only for you, but also for the other non-compassionate people on this page! This has nothing to do with how one raises their children. People can be raised in the best of enviornments and still choose their own paths. Do you know the person you speak of? Who are you to judge the next individual? I will state again to your comments of ignorance; is not needed nor wanted during this time of sorrow for this family. Some people would look at you as an ignorant low life who has nothing better to do than say biligerent things about a deceased person he does not know. (I'm just saying tho!) So instead of me choosing to go a negative route with you I will in turn just turn the other cheek and wish that God bless you and take the negative energy you are using to bash others and turn it into a positive for you. Maybe you should take some of the statements you "quoted" into consideration for yourself...

Have a better day!

Flapjack
Flapjack

Choice Words:

I raise my kids right. They know not to be hanging around with thugs at three am. They know not to be committing crimes against other people.

The people I hang out with are not confirmed criminals with a verifiable criminal history and questionable habits or hangouts in the middle of the night.

I don't associate with the human shit-stains. Not on purpose. If I find out they're actively committing crimes I cut them loose and dissassociate my self from them. Quickly. You may see this as a lack of compassion, I see it as ther highest form of common sense.

As I close, I'll leave you with this little bit of advice: remember the words of several grate sages throughout history: "He who lies with dogs rises with fleas", "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree", and "Above all, avoid confirmed criminals. They are a special malignant strain of fool."

Choice Words
Choice Words

Wow,I find it very disturbing that people would be so ignorant to post comments as such on this page about a deceased man. What happened to sympathy. This is a person who was a father, brother, son, and a friend. To comment on someone as "Flapjack says: Another piece of human shit scraped off the shoe of society. Hopefully it was before he was able to procreate!

I just wish it was the sub-human trash preying on sub-human trash and that real, innocent people were never caught in the crossfire.

Keep sweeping those streets, all you "gansters" and thugs... wipe out all of your rivals, but remember to save enough ammo for all "yo homies" so you can truely sterilize the street of the infection that is your thuggery. And remember to save the last bullet for your own brain-stem."

Seems to me that is where the broken english begins. Don't judge someone for what they have done in their past (not to mention that you don't even know), everyone makes mistakes and the only person we all have to answer to in the end is "GOD"! Getting angry is not going to change the fact that Gilbert is gone and may he "RIP".

I will pray for people like you two. Just put your self in the shoes of this deceased individual Parents or Children who may later down the line read these comments of ignorance. Think and respect before you speak. The devil is alive in many shape forms and fashions!!

I will leave this food for thought and to Gilbert's family I will keep you all in my prayer's " Or father, who art in heaven hallowed be Thy name, Thy kindom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us ourtrepasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but Deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdon, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever"AMEN

"RIP" G_Code

HOOD CHICK "with no broken enn
HOOD CHICK "with no broken enn

I find it real funny how poeple can talk about someone and their where-a-bouts not knowing anything about these "STREETS" or what really goes on in them. Tell me how much did you know this person? Why do you feel it is important for you to be soo stupid to make the dumb ass remarks thats been made? Yeah his "G-CODE" record may have said one thing but give me a pen and piece of paper and let's see what is written in stone about yall ignorant butts! I'm just saying!

I GOT THIS "G"
I GOT THIS "G"

Thank you for nothing TEAMOTTO! Cause I was on his heels alreasy for killing my people. Cuz the police was 2 high heels steps ahead of me.he "Loving" was almost saved by his arrest.But like in the hood where I'm at and in heven "G-Code" and in jail his ASS is goin to be gotten "NO HOE MO" wish your gay ass was there to get the left overs."U HO-MO".(WIT broken English)

Flapjack
Flapjack

I GOT THIS "G"-What the fuck was *THAT* poorly worded diatribe supposed to be about? How the hell are you going to make a point if the people (I'm assuming) you're trying to insult can't figure out what in God's name you were trying to say?

You may wanna put down the bong, stop sniffing the paint, and spit out the mouthwash instead of drinking it and hit the books a little harder.

Maybe if you get on a more sensible path, you won't end up on the same path as this bullet-riddled shit-stain ended up on.

Good luck.

teamotto
teamotto

is that english? Just cusrious.

hey to you, the angry one, here is some info that I just got, you might be interested in. Arrests have been made on this case, read below "G" and if you can' comment without getting all worked you might want to not comment at all g.

This morning at approximately 4 a.m. officers from the Minneapolis Police Department�s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team arrested Ryedelle Reginald Loving (Date of birth 3-10-1989) at 315 Buchanan Street Northeast. He has since been booked into the Hennepin County Jail for PC Murder. The case against Loving will be presented to the Hennepin County Attorney�s Office for consideration of criminal charges.

I  GOT THIS  "G"
I GOT THIS "G"

I"M TELL TEAMOTTO AND FLAPJACK I LOVE LIKE HOW YALL LOVE EACH OTHER SO MUCH NO HOE MO BUT THINK WHAT YALL WANT ITS FUNNY HOW U GAY GUY"S DON"T HAVE ANY THING OTHER TO DO BUT TALK ABOUT OTHER PPL YALL LIFE MUST REALLY SUCK LIKE YALL DO RIGHT YEA G CODE WAS THE ONE YALL REALLY DIDENT WANT TO CROSS IN THE STREET YEA HE WOULD HAVE GOT IN YALL AS NOT LIKE YALL DO EACH OTHER BUT IN A BAD WAY LIKE I WOLD DO IF I SEE YALL YEA WE REAL PLAYS NOT GETTIN GAS U RIGHT MAYBE BLUNTS AND MAG"S CONDOMS TO HIT SOME SNOW BUNNYS YALL SISTER MOTHER YALL NOW WE IN THE HOOD LIKE THE HOOD IN US AND WE IN THE SUB BIRDS WERE YOU LIVE TO TRUE STORY RIGHT NEXT DOOR SAY SOME THING AND GET IT FUCK BOYS R.I.P TO THE "G" CODE WILL BE MISSED BUT WE IN THE HOOD HOLDIN YOUR SPOT 2010 TO YOU GAY GUY"S KILL YOUR SELF LIKE YALL DO AND TO COMMENT AFTER THIS ON THIS PAGE SAY IT TO ME ONE ON ONE THANKS

teamotto
teamotto

He was on his way to church, my mistake. I guess you told me(in broken english)...Any word on which publication printed he was geeting gas at the window?

I quess everyone knows this guy, hey, come to think of it I know him too. Yeah, that's it.

Hell of a guy that gilbert.

Oh and to answer your question, if it was my son I would have told him long ago that it's not hard to stay out of trouble. 3:30AM - North Minneapolis(where I grew up) hangin' out at a gas station??? You are asking for trouble. Until this next murder yall, nice chattin' with ya, it's been entertaining,

Time to get back to work and help this economy.

ree
ree

@ Tea there is a club that close @ 3:00 on the night he was killed now if it was ur friend or family member u would not say what u be sayin now. And ppl can change and he changed for the better... u don't know him like most of us do... so check yaself

Ree...
Ree...

Thanks TBG.. that was well said..

teamotto
teamotto

Funny, I did not see anything about him simply pumping gas and becoming a victim. Please let me know where you got that info, I would like to know. oh and the clubs close at 2:00AM. 3:30AM in that part of town. I repeat, I'm sure he was simply getting gas after a nice night out... poor feller.

Teorah Beard-Goss
Teorah Beard-Goss

I personally knew this man, He may have been in trouble however he got himself together. He was a strong, intelligent family man. What person has not made mistakes. Rather than to judge and be quick to count his past. Know and please believe this man had his life together. He was so busy being a wonderful father, son and friend he had no time to worry with the stress of the streets or world. When did it become a crime to get gas at a window at 3am, thats when the clubs close. Its always going to be trouble and remember guns don't kill people, stupid people with guns do. Society treats all murders in mpls as dirt because of the community, everyone is not bad because thats where they come from or where they live.

teamotto
teamotto

Amen Flapjack! WTF knows him personally i guess, right...! All I know is, you live by the street, you die by the street. I have no issue with these thugs killing each other. The ones that do not die on the street create more crime in our community. Oh and keep in mind, it's the city's fault, according to the "victim's" father. What ev!?

Flapjack
Flapjack

Another piece of human shit scraped off the shoe of society. Hopefully it was before he was able to procreate!

I just wish it was the sub-human trash preying on sub-human trash and that real, innocent people were never caught in the crossfire.

Keep sweeping those streets, all you "gansters" and thugs... wipe out all of your rivals, but remember to save enough ammo for all "yo homies" so you can truely sterilize the street of the infection that is your thuggery. And remember to save the last bullet for your own brain-stem.

WTF
WTF

From someone who knew him personally....everybody needs to keep their un-informed, ignorant opinions to themselves. I don't care how much "trouble" he may have seemed to be on paper, NO ONE deserves to be murdered. He was somebody's son, father and friend.

teamotto
teamotto

Don't blame the city, blame the lack of personal responsability and or the parenting. I'm sure he was haning out at 3:00AM minding his own business. Maybe he was planning on killing someone himself. His own record(in Minnesota alone) shows he was trouble. His early death is sad to some but may have saved lives. What waste.

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what good reason is there to goto a gas station in the hood to hangout at 3:30 am? i didnt even know there were any left down there that didn't use window-service after like 10pm

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