Marsenior Pede Johnson found guilty for stabbing Mpls parks cops

Categories: Crime

Creek Photo: Mark Gstohl, Flickr.
A jury found Johnson guilty of second-degree attempted murder.
The man charged last summer for luring two Minneapolis parks police officers near Minnehaha Creek and stabbing them was found guilty of second-degree attempted murder Friday.

Marsenior Pede Johnson charges: 'I wanted to hurt some cops'
Mpls parks cop stabbed near Minnehaha Creek; suspect shot

Last August, Marsenior Pede Johnson, 39, called 911 and reported being robbed at knife point for $300, asking officers to meet him at Minnehaha Parkway and Bryant Avenue South.

Officers James Huber and Katherine Hammes responded to the call, and arrived to find Johnson near a walking bridge with one hand in his pocket, apparently favoring his right side as if he'd been injured, according to the charges. Johnson also made a mention of being jumped by three guys.

The officers ordered Johnson to show his hands, but Johnson ignored them, and continued walking toward Huber. When he got too close, Huber tried to push him away, but Johnson pulled a knife from his pocket and thrust it toward the officer, striking him in the chest. Because he was wearing an armored vest, the knife didn't penetrate his skin.

Johnson then turned toward Hammes, stabbed her in the upper back and knocked her over. Johnson straddled Hammes, and Huber fired off three shots at Johnson and stopped him.

"I wanted to hurt some cops," Johnson told police after his arrest, according to the charges.

The trial lasted almost two weeks, and in addition to attempted murder, the jury found Johnson guilty on two counts each of second-degree and first-degree assault. A second phase of the trial begins next week.

Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

All you libs that read CP - all of you for gay marriage - well this guy is gonna be someones wife.


@East_Coast_Doug  You are obviously a racist and a homophobic asshole. Go back to the suburbs where you belong. We don't need you white people in our city. We get along quite well with our diversity in our city without white racist assholes like you  And please spare me your stupid argument that "white people pay taxes so that minorities get to live on the Government dole." That is racist. We all know damn well that minorities pay more taxes as a percentage of their income than white people do.  Look at those greedy white people who live in multi-million dollar mansions in Wayzata. How dare they live in housing that could house 18-20 people? Even worse, most of these people live in these mansions seasonally. When winter comes, they jet off to Florida or Arizona and live in their "vacation" homes. How dare they? Why should people like this get to live the good life while I work at Target for $7.50/hr and no benefits? OK, fine, I never finished high school, but still. I deserve the same rate of pay that the CEO of Target gets because unlike him, I actually have to bust my ass off stocking the items that he makes millions of dollars off of. All he does is have power lunches and takes lavish vacations. My last vacation was being able to enjoy a burger at Culvers. We need to revolt. We need to abolish private enterprise. NOW. We need to socialize private business. How dare private business dictate wages? Why should I get paid $7.50/hr when I could get paid $25/hr for doing the same job? 

Now Trending

Minnesota Concert Tickets

From the Vault