Gunman still on the loose after suspected triple homicide in Brooklyn Park [UPDATE]

Categories: Homicide Files
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Day care operator DeLois Brown was reportedly shot to death this morning in Brooklyn Park.
:: Original post published afternoon of April 9 ::

Police are still searching for the gunman responsible for a suspected triple homicide that took place early this morning at 8117 College Park Drive in Brooklyn Park.

The shooting happened around 6:30 this morning. Shortly thereafter, Brooklyn Park police said they're looking for a black male in his mid-twenties, wearing blue jeans and a navy blue sweatshirt with a gray hood and two white stripes down the back. He was last seen riding a BMX bike.

The Star Tribune reports that the three victims are DeLois Brown, a 59-year-old woman who operated a daycare from the property, and her elderly parents. The gunman's motives remain unclear.

18-year-old Hakeem Hughes lives next to the house where the shooting took place. Hughes gave the Star Tribune the following account of what he heard this morning:
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Pioneer Press
The scene outside 8117 College Park Drive this morning.
At 6:28, I heard screaming. I didn't know if it was arguing. I thought it must be kids playing in the back yard, but it's kind of early for that. It was a girl that was screaming. I don't know if it was a woman or a kid.
Officers arrived at the scene shortly thereafter and found three bodies. At about 6:30, Norris Vorsane, 18, a student who lives around the block from the daycare, was walking to school when an officer told him to get inside because a gunman was on the loose.

"I was straight inside my house and stayed there," Vorsane told the Pioneer Press.

As word of the shooting circulated, Hennepin Technical College, located near the site of the shooting, was locked down. The lockdown was expected to be lifted about 3 p.m., with on-campus students secured in a classroom until then.

:: UPDATE ::

KSTP's Mark Albert just tweeted this report:
:: UPDATE, April 10, 10:20 a.m. ::

The Star Tribune reports that the triple homicide was brought to police's attention after a mother dropped her child off at Brown's daycare and noticed a suspicious man outside the home:
Moments after dropping her toddler off at day care early Monday, a woman noticed a man outside the house and called to check on day-care provider DeLois Brown. The phone went dead in mid conversation.

Hurrying back to the Brooklyn Park child care home where she had just left her child, the woman found Brown and her elderly parents, who had just moved to the Twin Cities, shot to death. Her child was safe.
The mother gave police the description of the suspect included in our original post. As of this morning, no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Brooklyn Park police at 763-493-8222.

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28 comments
Pinkeye
Pinkeye

I would really like to know the motive on this one.

Guest
Guest

theres nothing "gangster" about shooting innocent old people, someone needs to nut up and turn this punk in, take the 10k

Research
Research

It's hard to believe this was a random killing.  At first I thought it might have been a distraught nephew or grand kid. Still could be I guess. I know B.P. police will find this guy.  And I'm all down with speaking your mind on these forums but CP should consider cutting off the obvious racist contributors quick.

Lisa
Lisa

Delois was a courageous woman and an exceptional leader who cared & gave endlessly for young people.  Much love to those in her life.

Nitekrawler
Nitekrawler

Oh shit, Jody is about to tell us hip hop is the evil in all of society...

Starquest
Starquest

There are so many holes in this tragic story.  I think a LOT more will come out in the weeks ahead.  On its face it sounds like a highly unusual scenario.  From what we know, this lady was on the up-and-up running a daycare and living with her parents (who were married 61 years!).  So something just doesn't add up.

Combine it with the odd early-morning time and it just gets weirder.  There aren't a lot of murders at 6.30am.

I just hope they find this creep soon.  Been 17 hours already.

J. Edgar
J. Edgar

I can almost Guarantee that if and when this perpetrator is brought to justice he will have a long rap sheet and will have been granted numerous "second chances" by the Hennepin County Juvenile Justice Cartel......Wake Up People! The Nuts are running the Asylum and will NEVER be heald accountable for their wicked actions.

Your mom
Your mom

What's sadder about this story? The triple murder of a beautiful lady and her elderly parents, or the white trash mouth breathers who troll like it's the deep south in 1930? Anonymous bigots, posting racially cast comments. Wow how exciting and unheard of.

Jody
Jody

Get Al and Jesse on the phone, pronto.

TheBlob
TheBlob

 I see your point, but what's your answer to the problem? Should we hand juveniles life sentences for first-time minor offenses?  The American criminal justice system has many flaws, but misguided popular opinions like yours only contribute to the dysfunction.

Jason Dorweiler
Jason Dorweiler

That's really horrible, but it's only a matter of time before they find this guy. Did you know the victims?

Guest
Guest

What I don't get is why CP allows it. 

Jody
Jody

What did I say that was 'racist'?  As you said, a law-abiding, well-respected member of the community and her parents were gunned down in cold blood.  So why aren't Al and Jesse making any comments about this?  This story even ran on National News.  So apparently Al and Jesse can not be bothered to step in because this was black-on-black crime?  But this wasn't a case of gangbanger vs. gangbanger violence, this was an innocent woman who provided a valuable service to the community and as stated, a well respected one at that, who will be buried in a few days (along with her parents) at the hands of someone who has no respect for human life at all.  But, of course, there is no reason for Al and Jesse to step in, because this is not a media sensational-worthy story and they would get no media attention nor $$$.  Sad, don't you think?  

Marta
Marta

And who cares? Seriously, what is the big deal if Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson want to do or say something about it? Folks -Black and white- have used this line TO DEATH.

Joe
Joe

 You're a fucking cunt, you know that?

S. Abdul Otherwise Himself
S. Abdul Otherwise Himself

I wonder what OTHER media source probably exposed the cesspool of racist filth around here before they started cleaning it up.  Sure wasn't happening a week ago.  Or even yesterday.

Jody
Jody

Well, maybe instead of bickering, perhaps we should gather together in song.  To celebrate the black community (let's just forget about black-on-black crime for a minute) and let's sing along to a wonderful song written by a wonderful black artist who, in the early 2000's was a role model to young black girls all over the nation.  

Here are the lyrics:

Fuck Them Otha Hoes, Fuck Them Otha Bitches.By Khia "Thug Misses"

"Fuck Dem Other Hoes"(feat. DSD)[Chorus: repeat 2X]Fuck dem other hoes, fuck dem other bitchesFuck dem other hoes, fuck dem other bitchesFuck dem other hoes, fuck dem other bitchesI'll ride for my hoesI'll die for my bitches

[verse]Fuck you hoes, I'm the baddest ladyAll my shit niggas hear, I know it drive them crazy5'5" thick in the thighs, and I know you want itHoes hatin and plottin they scream by the way I flaunt itDoing my thing how I want is how I represent itMe and my hoes down south, that's how we gon kick itSpit my flow the way I do because I'm just beginningBig dumb ass hoes you better pay attentionI'll be that bitch that'll always put it downNiggas hatin me cuz I'm fuckin with they kindI'll be that bitch that'll call it like it isMe and dirty down gon rock this bitch, so fuck you hoes

[Chorus]

[verse]Fuck dem other hoes, I'll ride for my hoesBitch I'll kill for my hoes, nigga die for my hoesGo to war with my muthafuckin hoesWe'll fuck your ass up, bitch you just don't knowRepresent dirty town from the southYou talkin that shit, watch your muthafuckin mouthAnd talkin that shit bitch you know what I'm aboutAnd talkin that shit will get your ass knocked outDon't win against the rules or the games that we playDon't wanna get it down, pussy hoe you gon payAnd snatch your red weave out your muthafuckin hairAnd beat your ass down bitch I just don't careNigga what say

[Chorus]

[repeat 4X]Fuck dem other hoes, bitchesThose old trickin ass no makin money ass hoes

[verse]I'm sick and tired, I'm sick and tired of this bullshitYou hoes worry bout me and who I creep withHow I suck on the dick and make him nut quickHow when I'm coming home you tryna start shitCuz he's not fuckin your or paying your billsKnow you sweatin the "G" the place where I liveYou barking up the wrong tree, I got this nine hoeBitch you fuckin with me, you bout to die hoeYou hoes hatin on me cuz I'm a real bitchTell it just like it is, don't sugar coat shitI'll put my foot in your ass, I'll cut your throat bitchThen get some head for you life and get it over with

[Chorus - repeat to end]

Jody
Jody

I may be a fucking cunt, but at least I speak the truth.

JonnyBeGood
JonnyBeGood

Wait, they are wearing a hoodie?  Better not mention that they are black then.

Guest
Guest

It's actually been happening for quite a while. But thank you, Citypages, for standing up and deleting the comments. 

Jen Boyles
Jen Boyles

Wow, I thought I've seen everything in these comments, but you just f'ing quoted a KHIA song?  I implore you to think of a less relevant contributor to 'popular' music.

Jody
Jody

I also forgot other family favorites from Khia such as:

Fuck Dem (Fuck Niggaz)My Neck (My Back, Lick My Pussy And My Crack)You Hoes (Don't Mean About Shit). So Fuck You Hoes.

And we wonder why blacks act the way they do?

Hmmmmm.......

S. Abdul Otherwise Himself
S. Abdul Otherwise Himself

In reality? Khia's three albums COMBINED sold a total of 638,000 copies.  She never had a song chart higher than #42.  What role model?  Hardly anyone's heard of her.    

Jody
Jody

My family and I usually sing this song under the Christmas Tree on Christmas Eve.  It brings warm fuzzy feelings to all of us!!!

Jason Dorweiler
Jason Dorweiler

Well at least you admit it, I guess sometimes you do speak the truth.

Shut up, cunt
Shut up, cunt

Do you adjust your white hood when you type or just go ahead and remove it?

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