Uncovered body lies in street following latest north Mpls homicide [VIDEO]
|Rick Berg on the North Vent Facebook page|
|Officers gather at the site of last night's murder.|
:::: 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.
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.