Police Investigating Two Homicides in Minneapolis Over Last Two Days

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A 15-year-old was killed late Sunday night and early this morning police arrested a man at the scene of a suspected homicide just south of downtown

Minneapolis police are investigating two potential homicides that happened in the city during the last 36 hours.

On Sunday night, a little after 11 o'clock, cops responded to a call about shots being fired in north Minneapolis. Police spokesperson John Elder says police conducted numerous interviews around the 4100 block of Fremont Avenue North, but did not make any arrests.

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Mike Vanwagner Kills Teen, Laughs About It on Facebook, Gets 9 Years in Prison

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(L) Mike VanWagner Facebook (R) Hennepin County
He had a .29 BAC when he killed 16-year-old Jason McCarthy in a car crash last summer

Nearly four dozen of Jason McCarthy's friends and family packed into a courtroom last Friday for the sentencing of the man who killed the promising 16-year-old from Brooklyn Center.

It was a painful, dramatic scene.

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Knife Found Near Barway Collins's Body, According to Search Warrant

Categories: Homicide Files

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Law enforcement says a silver knife with a patterned handle was found between five and 15 yards from Barway's body

New information on the Barway Collins case continues to dribble out.

The Star Tribune ran an excellent deep dive into Pierre Collins's shady past last weekend detailing his history of receiving insurance payouts (and insurance companies' accusations of fraud), mounting child support debts and allegations of child abuse.

Now a search warrant granted by a Hennepin County judge alleges a knife was found between five and 15 yard from where Barway's body was found, according to the Star Tribune.

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Police Asking for Help Finding Suspect in Last Week's South Minneapolis Homicide

Categories: Homicide Files

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Police named him as a suspect in the April 11 murder of a 21-year-old Somali female

Minneapolis's homicide detectives have had their hands full lately.

During a six-day stretch from April 8 to April 13 the city recorded four murders, doubling the 2015 total to eight.

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Police Tracked Pierre Collins's Cell Phone to Son Barway's Murder

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His bail has been set at $2 million

The Hennepin County Attorney has released second-degree murder charges accusing Pierre Collins of killing his 10-year-old son Barway for insurance money.

Using cell phone records, police lay out a damning play-by-play of Pierre's whereabouts on March 18, the day Barway went missing.

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Pierre Collins Arrested for the Murder of His 10-Year-Old Son Barway

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Law enforcement are expected to come forward with murder charges after Barway's body was recovered

For more than three weeks police have stopped just short of telling the public that Pierre Collins was responsible for the disappearance of his 10-year-old son Barway.

Yesterday police arrested Pierre less than two days after Barway's body was recovered from the Mississippi River.

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Body of Missing 10-Year-Old Barway Collins Found in Mississippi River

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Police continue to call Barway's father Pierre the primary suspect

On Saturday afternoon, 24 days after 10-year-old Barway Collins was reported missing, a Boy Scout group spotted his body floating face-up in the Mississippi River near the intersection of 53rd and Lyndale Avenues North.

Police publicly shamed his father, Pierre Collins, for being untruthful throughout the missing person investigation, and now Crystal Police Chief Stephanie Revering says he's the primary suspect in a homicide investigation.

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Brian Morse Charged With Murder in North Minneapolis Double Homicide [UPDATE]

Categories: Homicide Files

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Scott Davidson
He was chased down by a cop who saw him fleeing the scene

UPDATE 4/10 10:25 AM
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the second victim as Eddie Pelmore, a 56-year-old north Minneapolis resident.

One of the victims in Wednesday's double homicide in north Minneapolis was just trying to sell some weed, according to charges filed late yesterday afternoon by the Hennepin County Attorney.

A man referred to as Witness A told police he drove the victim, who has not been identified yet, to a meet up near the intersection of 46th and Penn Avenues.

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Minneapolis Police Chase Down, Arrest Suspect in North Side Double Homicide

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Police are still investigating the murders at North 46th and Penn Avenues

A little after 10 a.m. yesterday morning, police got a call about gunshots fired at North 46th and Penn Avenues.

An officer driving a squad car saw two men running south and decided to give chase. A few blocks later, he tracked one down and arrested him.

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Norman Bachman Charged With Murdering Wife 18 Years After Her Disappearance

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Ramsey County Attorney John Choi decided to charge Bachman after taking a "fresh look" at the case

Toni Bachman was last seen on April 25, 1997. It was a few days after she learned she was getting a new job at Hamline University.

Toni and her husband Norman Bachman were having marital troubles, according to emails and chat logs reviewed by Ramsey County. She wanted to leave Norman for a West Virginian man she met in an online chat room, but she couldn't do that until she felt financially secure.

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