Uncovered body lies in street following latest north Mpls homicide [VIDEO]

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Rick Berg on the North Vent Facebook page
Officers gather at the site of last night's murder.
:::: UPDATE :::: A juvenile has been arrested in connection with last night's homicide, the MPD says. The medical examiner still hasn't released the victim's identity. (Read an update including the victim's name and details about the charges against the murder suspect here.)

:::: UPDATE II :::: MPD spokesman John Elder got back to us with an explanation for why the victim's body is uncovered in the video on page two of this post.

"Due to forensics, we do not make a habit of covering bodies unless there is a different mitigating reason to do so," he says.


(Original post) -- Just a day before the Minneapolis Police Department beefs up patrols in north Minneapolis in response to an exceptionally violent July, the area's third homicide of the month went down.

According to the MPD, at 6:59 p.m. yesterday, officers were summoned to a shooting at the intersection of 26th and Penn Avenues North. When they got there they found a 41-year-old man dead on the pavement.

See also:
North Minneapolis street still red with blood four days after murder

According to a number of reports, the chain of events culminating in the homicide began with an argument on a Metro Transit Route 19 bus.

A video of the victim's uncovered body lying on the ground while officers milled around was posted to the North Vent Facebook page. It was quickly removed, but not before a source preserved it and sent it to us. To see the graphic footage, click to page two.



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Jeremy Deysach
Jeremy Deysach

People on the Northside are killing each other and the thing that people get mad at is that the body was uncovered? News Flash everyone - the MURDER is the one who left a body uncovered. Why not focus on the problems?

Fatima Yusu
Fatima Yusu

David Kallsen , what a hateful sick creature you are, i hope you continue to take your meds.

Chris Renshaw
Chris Renshaw

Seriously? They are mad at the police for not covering up the body properly? Let's blame the cops for everything! Cripes, it was probably a cop that pulled the trigger! City pages is getting crazy with blaming the cops for everything crap!

Lenny
Lenny

One would think in the tens of thousands of miles Chief Harteau travels to conferences annually, she would have been introduced to these easy to use portable crime scene barriers: At $600 each, you could equip each of the five precincts with one for under $3k. They are made by a forensics company, do not contaminate a scene and, in fact, help keep particulate contaminants from flying into a scene.: 

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Jessica Nielsen
Jessica Nielsen

"The Northside is doing this to themselves" - "militarized zone" double facepalm.

Shane J. Pinske
Shane J. Pinske

Everyone needs to stop blaming everyone else..the northside is doing this to themselves.

B_Ryan
B_Ryan

Ok, is everyone posting here forgetting that a human being has been killed? Why did this turn into a Black/White thing? A person, a living breathing human was murdered. City Pages should be ashamed? Well, so should a lot of you for posting your ignorant bull shit. Get over yourselves.


My thoughts go to the family. I'm sorry you have to go through this. 

REDSKY
REDSKY

North Minneapolis should be a militarized zone.

Clint Cochran
Clint Cochran

Hey did any one notice a man was murdered! !! Fuck you city pages "oh my gawd I had to see the aftermath of a murder, so I instagrammed so you can all see it to. Dam da police.

Dylan Foster
Dylan Foster

David Kallsen Jr It is very tempting to respond negatively to your comments but I refuse to lower myself to the ugly place in which you live. Please get some help. For your own well being.

Sophie Ray
Sophie Ray

Seriously? This post feigns outrage over an uncovered body, then posts a video of it? What the police did was procedure, this is beyond disrespectful.

Kathy
Kathy

Obviously the shooter was NOT white, otherwise we'd have a few classrooms full of dead first graders because as we all know whites just LOVE to massacre little kids, it's central to white culture. 

Sheldon Casper
Sheldon Casper

As usual cp would rather criticize the cops than address the real problem

WatusiJenkins
WatusiJenkins

Ahhh......the perils of rap music culture and the babymama/babydaddy lifestyle.

Christopher Gordon Storlie
Christopher Gordon Storlie

I've got five on it that you mutts at ShittyPages will post a GoogleMaps image of the dead body within a day.

intoitall
intoitall

You Morons at City Pages have to know it is illegal for anyone except the "Medical Examiner" to address, touch, even lay a sheet on a corpse in situations similar to this...  why did you post this?  I have been taking photos of our crime scenes for a long time in NoMi and I would never, ever dream of posting such a photo or video - Shame on City Pages!

Erin Wilson
Erin Wilson

City pages using the racist North Vent Facebook page as a resource? You suck City Pages! f-

Erin McGillivray
Erin McGillivray

The police would not be doing right by the victim by contaminating the crime scene.

James Jerome
James Jerome

My deep condolences on your fiance, but I'll have to say NO detectives would deliberately take a vacation like you're saying. There's never a good time to take a vacation when youre a homicide detective.

Megan Betts
Megan Betts

Detectives went on a two week vacation when my fiancé was murdered. Corrupt

Dennis M. Hall
Dennis M. Hall

You could introduce hair or fiber evidence into the scene or on to the body if you cover with a blanket. It's not good to have see the aftermath of violence, however in order for the evidence to hold up in a court of law these days, you must keep these scenes pristine.

Chad Howard
Chad Howard

Well the investigation needs to be completed and the crime scene has to stay intact. I'm not faulting the police for this

Kaia Rubin
Kaia Rubin

They were thinking "Human, pet what's the difference... " We're very lucky if they even clean up the scene within a timely manner...

Michael Downey
Michael Downey

C'mon even NOMI can do better than that! North is ridiculous this year! WTF!

Janet
Janet

Let the racist comments fly!  C'mon white americans show us how racist you really are, put your hate on public display like true American patriots and make the racist Founding Fathers proud. 

WatusiJenkins
WatusiJenkins

The same thing that's always going on over Norf: Nig-nogs acting out in their primitive ways. 

WatusiJenkins
WatusiJenkins

@Kathy Go look up crime statistics and compare how many people die each year in "mass shootings" compared to the number of blacks killed by other blacks.

_Joe_
_Joe_

^^ Doesn't know how google maps works

WatusiJenkins
WatusiJenkins

How is that FB page racist? It's just hard-working, tax-paying white people complaining about the black trash who have destroyed their neighborhoods. 

DamnitJanet
DamnitJanet

@Janet do you realize how incredibly racist you sound just trying to start the fires up?

Kathy
Kathy

@WatusiJenkins @Kathy Go look up your ass and see if you find any relevant statistics -- run along now, sweetie, the adults are talking here. 

Hernando
Hernando

@Kathy @WatusiJenkins I've always wondered what it must be like, to be a contributing factor to the skid mark upon societies underwear. Perhaps you can shed some light on the matter, because you clearly are a large contributor.

WatusiJenkins
WatusiJenkins

@Kathy Let me rephrase that so a person with a simple mind such as yourself can understand:


How many white people commit mass shootings each year vs. how many black men commit gun-related murders each year?

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