Police release preliminary report on Epic shooting death

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According to the Minneapolis Police Department, an "adult male" died following a shooting that took place just before 1 a.m. this morning inside the Epic nightclub in downtown Minneapolis' warehouse district.

SEE ALSO: Shooting during Yo Gotti concert leaves one dead

No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting, which police say resulted from "a verbal altercation."

From an MPD press release:
At 12:56 a.m. Minneapolis police officers responded to a 911 call of a shooting at Epic, 110 5th Street North. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male on the sidewalk. Preliminary information indicates that the victim and the suspect had a verbal altercation inside of Epic. During this altercation, the suspect shot the victim and then fled on foot. The victim was taken outside and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide investigators are on the scene and talking to witnesses. No arrests have been made at this time. The Medical Examiner will release the name of the victim and the nature and cause of death. Anyone with any information about this case is asked to text information to 847 411 (Tip 411), enter MPD and the tip or call the tipline at 612-692-TIPS (8477). The CCN is 13-365828.
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For more on this story, see our post about the incident in Gimme Noise: "Man dies after gunfire during Yo Gotti concert at Epic."

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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Kevin Clark
Kevin Clark

Oh snap. I'm going to Steve Aoki in a few days at Epic. Rapper concert goers are so not PLUR.

Chris Welton
Chris Welton

One of the door guys know who it is, think about it, with how they pat people down there....

Connie Eckels
Connie Eckels

another tragedy that did not need to happen another family hurt for life.

Lars Larson
Lars Larson

Do a simple Google search and you will see that "Yo Gotti" shows have had a long history of shootings and violence in numerous cities dating back to 2010. Obviously Epic security wasn't aware of this...or just didn't care. Clubs need to stop booking acts like this or do more research when trying to fill dates.

Jessy Klier
Jessy Klier

These comments are sad- Are we so numb to violence that a death of a fellow human no longer matters. Heartless.

Stuttering John
Stuttering John

City pages is erasing comments now. Everyone already knows epic sucks and their security only lives to grope people and later on fight them.

mack10hill
mack10hill

this is so sad.  just deplorable.

William Davis
William Davis

If only every person inside of Epic was brandishing a gun..this never would have happened

Kevin M Frazier
Kevin M Frazier

not good i thought they checked people at the door it sucks you can`t even go downtown to have fun with out some ass hole killing or hurting some body

Stuttering John
Stuttering John

For all the groping the security there routinely enjoys I'm surprised a gun made it in.

Ly-Zhou Sherry
Ly-Zhou Sherry

Oh NO! Amy Thao Maxine Kajsongkram Maxine Thao Terri Thao Elizabeth Thao Mary Vang Thao! Whew, barely made it past the crossroads!

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Connie Eckels 

I agree.  Ban nightclubs.

7sbabysj730
7sbabysj730

Thank you. I agree with you whole heartedly...as a nation America is nothing but cold and heartless at the end of the day. Smh....may he RIP and his family and friends find piece.

barbertj23
barbertj23

@Shaun Oferosky 

There are a lot of minorities and different cultures in Metal. Suffocation has afican american members, slayer has native american and Puerto rican members, there are atheist, christian, muslim and jewish members of a lot of different bands, famous homosexual members of metal bands etc. So the point isn't a race, class or belief related one.

I think the point being made is that for 2 music genres that get associated with violence a lot (Metal and Rap) one seems to cause more of it.

T.Banks
T.Banks

@Shaun Oferosky Maybe not at a metal show but you'll see it at schools such as Sandy Hook and Columbine. Lets not forget movie theaters and malls as well, all by the hands of white men. 

_Joe_
_Joe_

@William Davis 

You need to look up the word brandish in the dictionary, son.

ChazDanger
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@_Joe_ If only every person inside of Epic was angrily waving around a gun, this never would have happened. LOL

T.Banks
T.Banks

@keny1 @T.Banks People are so bias these day and stuck on race that we can't solve any of Americas real issues. SMH.  

T.Banks
T.Banks

@keny1 @T.Banks How many white on white crimes happen in MN? And in America all together? Way more then any other race. Sorry keny1. lbs 

T.Banks
T.Banks

@keny1 @T.Banks All of your comments are bias. White people know that they are just as violent as everyone else but they tend to disregard any acceptance for the violent white on white crimes that they commit. When a white man kills his wife they don't call it white on white crime why is that? There are no winners when it comes to violence. Race is irrelevant. 

T.Banks
T.Banks

@keny1 @T.Banks Getting killed by a gun, a knife, bare hands.... none of that makes a difference if the victims are innocent, unarmed or defenseless.   

T.Banks
T.Banks

@keny1 @T.Banks The issue is violence. Only an ignorant individual would think otherwise. 

T.Banks
T.Banks

@keny1 @T.Banks Not if you include serial killers. White men kill little kids and woman more then any other race of people, do your research. And in addition to that some of them actually eat people after they kill them. Now if we include unlawful military force and law enforcement white men are the number one killers in the world. Plus white people have the most violent history of all people, Salem witch trials, Nazi Germany, KKK, Roman torture methods.....please whites are way worse.  

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