Cold Case: Paul Fisher

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Paul Fisher

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By Caroline Lowe, WCCO-TV

(WCCO) – It’s been almost 10 months since Paul Fisher’s girlfriend found him gunned down in a stairwell at their apartment building at 53rd Street and Chicago Avenue in south Minneapolis.

Police say they believe robbery may have been the motive for murder on July 25. They hope someone will contact them to help solve the killing.

The girlfriend, Andrea Hintz, and his family have set up a website to share their story and to solicit donations for a reward fund to get information to lead investigators to his killer. So far, the reward is at $10,000.

Anyone with information on who fatally shot Paul Fisher should call Minneapolis Homicide Sgt. Chris Thomsen at 612-673-3577 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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Shooting Victim Found In Stairwell Identified

A man found dead in a Minneapolis stairwell Saturday morning has been identified. The shooting has prompted police to begin investigation on the city’s 8th homicide of the year.

Just after 2:00 a.m. on Saturday neighbors heard gunshots at an apartment complex on the 5300 block of Chicago Avenue South. They said the gunshots took the life of 27-year-old Paul Fisher.

“They asked if we heard anything? I said it sounded like firecrackers,” said Tamarra Sweats, who lives in the building.

Bullet holes in the wall near the back stairwell of the building mark the spot where the crime was committed. Neighbors think Fisher was just getting home when he was shot.

They said he died in the third floor stairwell near the apartment where he lived with his girlfriend, who found him and called police.

“He was a nice person. It’s awful to see him go. He had a girlfriend too and I feel sorry for her now too,” said Sweats.

Police have some leads, but have not made any arrests. Until they do neighbors said they will be on the look-out.

“It is kind of creepy. Bullets fly through walls so it’s not a good thing to have going on around here,” said neighbor Camille Norman.

Neighbors said up until recently Fisher was the caretaker of the building.

As part of the leads they are following, police may be looking for a gold SUV with rims in connection with this shooting.

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