Hezekiah Hamilton arrested in connection with murder of Jody Patzner Jr.

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Hamilton allegedly murdered Patzner Monday evening during an attempted bike robbery.
Hezekiah Hamiliton was arrested about 7:30 last night in connection with the Monday night murder of Jody Patzner Jr. in north Minneapolis. He is currently being held in the Hennepin County Jail.

Hamilton, 24, lives on the 3600 block of Fremont Avenue North, just one block away from where Patzner was gunned down during an attempted bike robbery. He was arrested at home.

Asked about the circumstances of the arrest, Sgt. Steve McCarty of the Minneapolis Police Department said it followed a couple of days of "good police work and surveillance." He said more details would be emerge in the criminal complaint, to be released later today or tomorrow.

Patzner, 22, was gunned down while delivering lasagna to a needy neighbor.
Witnesses said that three youths were harassing Patzner as he tried to bike down Fremont Avenue moments before he was killed Monday night. McCarty said right now police "are just looking at the [probable cause] murder charges" against Hamilton, but added "we're constantly looking for more information... [charges] can always change."

A WCCO report quotes Patzner's farther, Jody Patzner Sr., as saying that while Hamliton lives just a block away from the home he shared with his son, he doesn't know him.

"I don't want to cry on camera... it's a sigh of relief," Patzner Sr. said. "I hope he gets what's coming to him. Justice will be served."

Previous coverage:
-- North Minneapolis man, 22, shot to death during attempted bike robbery

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effeminate dad
effeminate dad

The thing that gets me is the libtardiest of you cry racism on any individual that points out the gap between races, yet you are the biggest supporters of the racist machine that is the US gov. Culture is killing you, yet you can't get enough.

PointyNipples
PointyNipples

I check this story every couple of hours just to see what new outlandish comments have been made.

The white
The white

That's a bunch of bullshit, I hope this case holds up, dealing drugs and gangs are what's gucking up this naborhood, that motherfucker should be shot in his big ass lips, when I first heard about it I was a work and I had a missed called and a voice mail, my brother say my nephew was shot, I hope that little notch rots in jail, try!! Not to drop the soap big homie...

Me
Me

When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slideWhere I stop and I turn and I go for a rideTill I get to the bottom and I see you again.

Where You At?
Where You At?

Can someone borrow me an EBT card?  I am all out of malt liquor!!

LaQuanda
LaQuanda

Who gives a fuck if sum honky muthafucka got killed?  My people have been killed by all of you racist muthafuckas since like...um......100 years ago.  Fuck Y'all. I hope this Honky rots in Hell.......Know what I am Sayin'?

S. Abdul Otherwise Himself
S. Abdul Otherwise Himself

First of all, my condolences to the family.Second?  My condolences to Jody Patzner's friends and all who knew him.Third?  I hope Hezekiah never sees another free day and dies behind bars.

And last?  Only the City Pages would posts advocating genocide and eugenics be allowed to remain for weeks at a time.  What a high water mark for anything resembling journalism.  Good luck to any and all staffers with plans to get jobs with living wages in this field, dragging this dreck about your ankles.  You're going to need it.

Bigjuan4u2
Bigjuan4u2

Trolls aside, this article and subsequent comments really underscores the great divide that exists in our society.  On one hand one cannot honestly feel that if for some reason you were riding a bike down a street in certain parts of Minneapolis at night and a young African American wearing perceived thug gear approaches you there wouldn't be a natural instinct of fight/flight.  On the other there has been such a history of corruption by Caucasian authority figures ie police, politicians, etc. that no one feels sympathy for the white male.  I don't know, I think were in for something ugly.  Remember Rodney King anyone?  If Zimmerman is found innocent (rightly or wrongly), I believe shit is gonna hit the fan.  Even in my own culture, there is mistrust of both African Americans and Caucasians on certain issues.  The melting pot is too hot and has now broken what ever was meant to be melted imho.  We need some real leaders to step up and be unifiers not dividers.

Where You At?
Where You At?

I think the solution is to bring more blacks here from Chicago and Gary IN.  Our prisons are not full yet.  Blacks=crime and poverty. The United States was so much better until we gave up Civil Rights.  

Where You At?
Where You At?

Blacks are the downfall of America.  They contribute nothing.  They only collect Welfare.  Blacks: We should have just picked our own cotton.  

Where You At?
Where You At?

The bottom line is this:

An uneducated black thug who inserts his cock into another uneducated black hole...results in yet another uneducated criminal.  Proof is in the pudding. 

Where You At?
Where You At?

Bottom line: When blacks move into an area, crime goes up and property values goes down.  A FACT.  Go and look at Brooklyn Park.  At one time is was considered to the "Edina" of the north suburbs.  Then the blacks came and turned it into the Compton of Minneapolis.  When blacks move in, only bad things can happen.

Cdemikols
Cdemikols

Anonymous: Don't feed into them, their trolls. Any ACTUAL Intelligent Conservative who believes in Getting a Job and working hard for their things would put in the due diligence and read the facts of what their spewing. The only people who spew this incorrect and racially motivated jargon are lower- average middle class, high school educated, no college degree weilding middle managers who lucked into a position that allows them to take a vacation to New Jersey once and year and buy an iPhone so they think they've accomplished the dream by themselves. Ignoring the fact that their nice school district, filial piety (They don't know what that means), generational wealth, and sheer luck have put them in the places they are. If they were smart they'd know that approx 30% of Welfare recipients have stable jobs and 74% have supplemental income. They'd know that 25% of Welfare recipients are rural white families, and that welfare/unemployeement benefits while helpful, will only give a family a minimal amount of money, much less than the poverty line which means that none of these people "Get paid by the Gov't to sit on their ass." They'd also know that any sociology study will show that the greatest factors that lead to crime are prior victimization, history of abuse, poverty, and lack of education; so by their fathers pushing all the minorities into derelict, "lesser" areas of town because they were the racists of the 50's and 60's they caused the area that exists today..

Also, this guy is garbage. It has nothing to do with race. Black people don't run around cheering because one of us shot a kid and stole his bike. We're not monsters. Just like we don't think all white people kick down Arab doors and shoot 17 women and children. 

George
George

It's not 'racist' to point out that a minority 20% of the population in this country are responsible for 80% of the violent crime......  A 2005 DoJ study isn't even that kind.

Rottenjohnny89
Rottenjohnny89

First off, my deepest sympathy to Jody's family.  I can't imagine.  I used to live up Norf.  Until I came to my senses and got the hell out of there (flipping the bird to the crap hole out the side of the moving van).  Buying a home in the ass crack of the Midwest was the single biggest mistake of my life. To all the posters who are crying racism to anyone who recognizes the fact that the north side is owned and operated by parasitic, angry, strung out, thug ass losers.  And yes, the vast majority of them happen to not be white, Asian, Latino, Kurdish, Bengali, etc.  Instead of hating Whitey, why not go enjoy this utopian diversity firsthand?  May I suggest you put down the bong this mayday and go have your parade up at folwell park.  Maybe stick around after sunset and get to know your Minneapolitan neighbors!

Big Lake Escapee
Big Lake Escapee

Good news in a sad sad story. My heart goes out to this kid and his whole crew. Leave it at that.

Renae0069
Renae0069

What a low life scum bag piece of shit this wanna be gang banger is. The mayor of the city will do NOTHING to fix this ongoing epidemic they have going on in the city. It is a damn shame.How many more murders will have to occur before someone in office takes notice?!...A year or so ago it was a black man that killed another young black man I believe his name was Keontrell or something along those lines in the same area as this young man Jr. was murdered on Monday. Although I think that may have been some gang related shit going down right there. Regardless the circumstaces, this shit needs to effin stop. My blood is boiling

To Jody Jr's entire Family I am so sorry that have to endure such pain from someone stupudity. May your loved one RIP. You have yourself one hell of an angel in Jody. May God bless and watch over you all in this difficult time. Amen...

HK.45ACP
HK.45ACP

The Leftist Media Now has Blood on their Hands! If this was 3 White guys or 3 White/Hispanic guys, that Killed a Black the Media would be all over this case like Rats. They did NOT kill him for a cheap $20 dollar bike, they Killed him because he was WHITE! 

Where You At?
Where You At?

When are his parents going to be arrested for naming their son Hezekiah? 

Acromion
Acromion

I see you Minnesotans are enjoying the vibrancy of diversity. Not exactly Lake Wobegon, is it?

Oscar
Oscar

Do I smell a hate crime? Oh wait...that only happens if a black guy is killed by a white guy.

Mlaturnus
Mlaturnus

Where's the special prosecutor and the DOJ and CNN and MSNBC ? this definately is a racially motivated "hate" crime. Far more insidious than the Trayvon Martin case.

That'sWhatHe
That'sWhatHe

I think the question now is if he targeted him because he was white.................................................................................

Joe
Joe

Dear Citypages and Disqus,

Can you do a Geo IP integration and post the general location that comments are made from?  I'm talking state level, not even city.

I just have a hard time believing that all of the hatred spewed by trolls in the comments are coming from MN.

HDBanger
HDBanger

Told ya...Of course comments have been stricken from the first article.. I win all bets.

George
George

Live like a thug, die like a thug.......

IBNNNEWS
IBNNNEWS

Now, we need a psychological evaluation of this guy. We also need to see it any of the north Minneapolis social service "outreach" has ever gotten his attention. Next we need to ask him does he go to school, and if not why? Then ask him who the president of the Minneapolis Urban League is. I'll bet fifty-bucks that this is one of the many Black people in north Minneapolis who are NEVER touched by millions of dollars spent on worthless programs ran by people who have never ran a shoe-shine shop. Its time to declare war in north Minneapolis on thugs, agencies and politicians that are a waste of skin.  

J78RGR
J78RGR

Will we hear from Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton?

Southsider
Southsider

A 24 year killing someone over a bike.  That is pathetic and sad.  Now I gotta pay to house, clothe, and feed this ... for the next 15 - 20 years only to pay for his aide when he gets out until he goes back in.   There is no hope for a 24 year old killing for a bike.  It just shows his mentality.  I bet all his baby mamas are thrilled about this.  (Not like they see anything from him anyways)  We need to treat "these" people like the Russians treat Somali pirates.  

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