Neal Zumberge charged with murder for shooting neighbor over deer feeding dispute [MUGSHOT]

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Neal Zumberge's mugshot
:::: UPDATE :::: Jake Zumberge posted about shotgun killings before dad allegedly shot neighbor with shotgun

Today, New Brighton resident Neal Zumberge was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting up a couple who lived next to him Monday evening following a dispute over their habit of feeding deer in their yard, among other beefs.

According to the charges, the homicidal chain of events began with an encounter between Zumberge's neighbors and Zumberge's son at a Spring Lake Park VFW on April 29.

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Zumberge's son accused the couple "of causing his father to contract Lyme disease because they feed the deer in their yard," the charges say. "He threatened to burn down their house."

The couple again ran into Zumberge's son again Monday, this time at Acapulco Restaurant in New Brighton. They called police, and at about 6 p.m. police arrested the son on suspicion of making terroristic threats in connection with the April 29 incident.

The woman, 48-year-old Jennifer Cleven, drove home to her house on the 2500 block of Knollwood Drive around 8:30 p.m. A confrontation ensued.

"As she walked up to the house, the defendant's wife, Paula Anne Zumberge, confronted her and said, 'You fucking bitch, you put my son in jail,'" the charges say. Cleven's longtime boyfriend, Todd Stevens, "heard the confrontation and came outside. Suddenly, the defendant appeared with a shotgun and started shooting several rounds at them."

Stevens hit the ground, but Cleven managed to stagger inside and call police.

"She hid around the corner as the shots were coming into the house," the charges say. "She heard Paula Zumberge yelling, 'Shoot, shoot, shoot, keep shooting,' while the defendant was shooting the shotgun."

When officers arrived on the scene, they found Stevens dead on his front steps and Cleven inside, bleeding from two abdominal wounds.

"He shot us, I knew he was going to do this!" Cleven exclaimed, according to the charges.

Cleven told officers what happened, and police went next door and arrested Zumberge, 57, without incident. A neighbor later told authorities she saw Paula Zumberge driving away from the scene following the shooting.

In a post-Miranda interview, Neal Zumberge admitted to shooting Stevens with a 12-gauge shotgun, but claimed he didn't shoot Cleven. He said he'd been feuding with Stevens for 15 years. Along the same lines, the complaint notes that even before Monday's incident, "Officers were familiar with [the Zumberges'] address and knew that the residents had an ongoing dispute with the neighbors directly across Knollwood Drive."

A Ramsey County courts spokesperson says they have no record of Paula Zumberge being arrested in connection with the incident. A call to New Brighton police asking if she ever turned up after being seen driving off wasn't immediately returned.

To read the entire complaint for yourself, click to page two.



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WalterMondale
WalterMondale

White trash psychopaths in New Brighton? Who would have guessed?

Will Moses
Will Moses

Should have just waited for the medical marijuana law to pass, then he could have just ate a brownie and chilled the eff out.

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

According to Bloomberg:  if you take out black-on-black homicide in the major cities  you find that 75% of all gun murders disappear!

Charlie
Charlie

This shit is just getting started.  In the next ten years or so, expect incidents like this to happen often.  Old, generally white, men enforcing their "get off my lawn" doctrine with a firearm.  There was a car accident victim in Michigan, a 10 year old in Wisconsin accused of stealing, the kid in Georgia whose only "crime" was pulling into the wrong driveway due to mapQuest, that guy who executed the two teens for breaking into his home, the guy in Montana who set a trap in his garage, the guy in Jacksonville Florida who shot the kid for loud music...and they will keep getting more frequent as the Boomers eventually become more and more impotent and irrelevant in political influence.  This is merely the beginning

Jay Saari
Jay Saari

They lived behind a few acres of woods..Animals should not be there?

Jay Saari
Jay Saari

But so are the remaining offspring..Neighbors are still in bad shape!

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

How ironic that he'll be wearing orange clothing for the rest of his life - just like deer hunters.  

Tracy Marcotte Shaffer
Tracy Marcotte Shaffer

His wife (Paula Zumberge) should be arrested for leaving the scene of the crime - I wouldn't be surprised if she shot Cleven

Kathy Drews
Kathy Drews

WTF?! You have that much hatred in your heart to shoot and kill?!

Jim Adler
Jim Adler

Did you hear his sons interview? He was trying to condone his fathers actions.

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

lol yeah sure those are the only 2 options I see whatever.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

And where are all the usual racist posters like k2yeb, whitematt, mingtran, kurt124, on this one?  Shouldn't you be denigrating an entire race over the actions of one guy?  Oh yeah, this is one of their T-bagger pals.  Who knows, maybe it was one of them. I wouldn't be surprised.

Jason Swan
Jason Swan

I believe the Offspring said it best: "By the time you hear the siren, it's already too late. One goes to the morgue, and the other jail. One guy's wasted and the other's a waste. It goes down the same as the thousand before. No one's getting smarter, no one's learning the score. Your never ending spree of death' and violence, and hate is gonna tie your own rope, tie your own rope, tie your own rope."

WatusiJenkins
WatusiJenkins

It is admittedly refreshing to hear about a white-on-white shooting in the Twin Cities every once in a while rather than the usual ones. 

Courtney Hannon
Courtney Hannon

How about discussing your issues with them first and then fucking move if you don't like it? It's their right to feed whatever wild animals they want. Don't punish innocent animals for some old white psychopathic asshole having a hissy over it.

Steve Kershner
Steve Kershner

Dan, you think the choices are either kill the deer or the neighbor? You only see those 2 options? Really?

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

As opposed to shooting your neighbors?

Courtney Hannon
Courtney Hannon

Dan Mason what a shitty thing to say. Kill the innocent deer for eating the food someone is giving them. Because it's their fault. Wow.

Laura Gee
Laura Gee

How can people live like this? To be in constant conflict with neighbors? One of them should have just moved a long time ago. That's no way to live.

Daniel Maurer
Daniel Maurer

(By the way, I don't "like" that it happened next to you, just that I am glad you commented on this.)

Steve Kershner
Steve Kershner

There is no shortage of nutbags with guns. It doesnt take much to turn some others into nutbags... with guns.

Lily Ann
Lily Ann

Whilst not being pro or anti guns, this guy was a fucking nutbag before picking up the gun. Threatening to burn someone's house down doesn't come from a person that just has garden variety disagreements. And his wife sounds like a real sane June Cleever, too.

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

Seems like castor beans in the deer feed would have worked better.

Steve Kershner
Steve Kershner

Yes this is what we have come to in society now. Every disagreement solved with a gun. Wonderful. :(

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@Truth_Teller_1  And why are all the serial killers, mall shooters, school shooters, gun-nuts that kill their families, etc. predominately white? Should we judge the whole white race on this or just assume that some people are crazy assholes?

sherpa
sherpa

@Charlie race has nothing to do with this. You are conveniently forgetting all the other violent crimes committed by all races...look up the statistics in the Twin Cities alone. This is a society issue, not a race issue. We live in a culture with a complete disregard to morals and family values. Love thy neighbor, do unto others? Get off the booze and drugs and mind your business...

68monkey
68monkey

@Charlie  You're a racist and an ageist.  You millennials are such amazing multi-taskers.

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

@Charlie "Old, generally white men"    What a rassit comment!   Where are all the liberals?

WatusiJenkins
WatusiJenkins

@MNjoe  According to the CDC, black males aged 10-24 years have a murder rate 17.8 times that of whites males in the same age range. 


In addition, according to the FBI, on average, 94% of blacks killed in America are killed by other blacks.


Perhaps President Obama said it best, "African-American young men are disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system, that they're disproportionately both victims and perpetrators of violence.It's not to make excuses for that fact."




yoopie93
yoopie93

@MNjoe  Here's a little bit of internet troll trivia for you--all of those idiots are actually the same guy.  It's true!  It's a perfectly sad example of the sociopathy that goes along with being a knuckle-dragging troll.  Not only does he compulsively feel the need to share his cro-magnon thoughts with more enlightened people who couldn't give a shit, he has created multiple avatars so he can make it look like there are other psychopaths who agree with him (and can make it look like people are liking his comments).  That's just how sad and lonely this guy is, sitting in his basement in whichever white bread ring suburb trailer park he calls home, trolling comments about minorities that he has never actually had any social interaction with, and bashing "libtards" while parroting the same talking points that he hears on the radio shows of his favorite conservative talking heads every day.  


On the evolutionary scale of life on earth, the internet troll is somewhere between an amoeba and a dung beetle.  Their pathetic need to be seen and heard by anyone--any person who will possibly react to any thought they have--is proof enough that Darwin was right.

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

@WatusiJenkins Refreshing?   Where are all the 'fair minded' liberals who are against racist comments?

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Welcome the world of nutbag Republicans.

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

@MNjoe @Truth_Teller_1 Yeah you can judge the white European-Americans or Asian peoples.  Then compare them to the achievements of the people on the African contintent.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@WatusiJenkins  The point is, you don't denigrate an entire race for the actions of a few. What's your solution?  Maybe if you Republifucks weren't doing everything you could to keep wages down and send jobs overseas, there would be more decent paying work available for people, and thus, less crime. 

WatusiJenkins
WatusiJenkins

@MNjoe  What about the gun violence in minority neighborhoods who vote primarily Democrat?

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

You Millenial liberals are way too easy to argue with.  You give no facts, and hurl insults and name calling.

It's obvious you know nothing, but are angry when presented with the real facts.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@Truth_Teller_1 @MNjoe   There have been many great achievements by African-American people on this continent. It's amazing what people can do when they're free from slavery by racist pigs like yourself. You're a coward - you can say anything you want hiding in Mom's basement but come out in the real world with that crap and see how fast your little bitch-ass gets slapped down. You're a fucking relic. 

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

@MNjoe Republifucks - You libs just can't stop name calling - can you?   Childish.

Further you rant about keeping wages down and sending jobs overseas is not a conservative/liberal issue.   It has been done by the 1% no matter which party.

WatusiJenkins
WatusiJenkins

@Onan  Uh. Yes, he did.


He said, "Welcome to the world of nutbag Republicans." instead of "Welcome to the world of nutbags." By omitting Democrats in his comment, he has concluded that only Republicans solve disagreements with guns.


See how logic works?

WatusiJenkins
WatusiJenkins

@MNjoe 

You insinuated that only Republicans solve disagreements with guns. You are obviously wrong. 



Again. 

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