Minneapolis stabbing victim dies: Homicide No. 5 for 2011
Early Saturday morning, at about 5 a.m., Minneapolis cops responded to a 911 call about a stabbing at 2427 18th Avenue South, just south of East Philips Park and west of Cedar Avenue. Officers arrived, then medics, and the victim was rushed to HCMC.
He died this morning.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office hasn't released his name yet, but he's the fifth person to be killed this year in Minneapolis.
MPD spokesman Sgt. Bill Palmer said the stabbing probably happened at a party at the residence where they found the victim. Initially, they arrested a man at the scene, but released him later without charges. The Homicide Unit is investigating the case and is asking that anyone with information to call the TIPS Line at 612-692-TIPS (8477).
Previous 2011 Minneapolis Homicide Victims:
Krissy Bates, 45, was strangled, stabbed, and beaten to death on January 11 in her apartment at 1302 Linden Ave. Arnold Darwin Waukazo, her boyfriend, has been charged with murdering Bates, who was transgender.
Stanley Curtis Rogers, 58, was shot dead on the night of January 21 in what police describe as a robbery gone bad in an alley behind 3656 Clinton Ave. S. Ladell James Antone Johnson, 18, has been charged with his murder.
Jeremee Jon Kraskey, 32, died of multiple gunshot wounds early Saturday morning, February 26. Police found his body in the back yard of a home at 3520 14th Ave. S. near Powderhorn Park.
Stephanie Smith, 21, was shot and killed the night of March 28 as she was riding in a car on Park Avenue South with another man. Someone opened fire from another vehicle, and then sped away. There have been no arrests yet in the case.