MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The man who allegedly shot and killed two people in a Brooklyn Park grocery store Friday and later killed himself has been identified.

According to the Hennepin County Medical Center, Aaron Parson, 23, of Brooklyn Park died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His cause of death was ruled a suicide.

At 8:30 p.m. on Friday, police responded to the report of a shooting at a Festival Foods, located at 8535 Edinburgh Center Drive. When they arrived, they found Abby Fedeli, 22, of Brooklyn Park dead from a gunshot wound to the neck in the employee break room.`

Police also found an adult male with a gunshot wound. He was brought to North Memorial Medical Center where he died Friday night. His name will be officially released by the medical examiner, but his family confirms him as Michael Habte, 21. He was Fedeli’s boyfriend.

According to police, Parson fled the scene of the crime, but was able to be “tracked via cell phone to Minneapolis,” said Sgt. Steve Palmquist of Brooklyn Park Police.

Officers located Parson on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota on the Washington Avenue foot bridge, but when they approached him, they say he shot and killed himself.

Chief Deputy Craig Enevoldsen of the Brooklyn Park Police Department confirmed that “everyone involved last evening did know one another, through their employment and potentially through a relationship.”

Festival Foods Vice President of Operations Tom Clasen called the incident a tragedy beyond comprehension.

“All three employees were in good standing employees with the company, and, as I am sure you can imagine, this adds to our sorrow at this time,” Clasen said.

Clasen said the company will offer counseling to employees who are grieving.

Festival Foods opened again to customers Sunday morning.

Comments (10)
  1. red says:

    This appears that Parson was a jealous fricken idiot What a shame

  2. Sally says:

    yep if he couldn’t have her no one could…how sad for all three families.

  3. Alexis says:

    Yes Aaron Parson was jealous of the new relationship between Abby and Mike. It is very sad, but my heart goes out to all 3 families. Having known all 3 three of them, but there are so many questions that will never be answered. I will say Abby and Mike were amazing wonderful young adults with a very bright future ahead of them. Aaron was a bright young man as well i never would have thought he was someone that would do this at all. I’m not trying to defend him, but overall he never did show any signs of being troubled, bothered, or jealous of Abby and Mike dating after they had broken up. May they rest in peace and still shine down upon their loved ones, friends, and coworkers from heaven above.

    1. Rachel says:

      Spot on, Alexis. It is a tragedy for everyone. It is too bad Aaron did not seek professional help (I’m guessing, I guess). Amen.

      1. Alexis says:

        Rachel I highly doubt Aaron had any professional help to let go of his break up with Abby. Last time I seen Abby which was Tuesday she was all smiles and very happy. Mike was not there Tuesday when I was there, but I think i seen him a few days before last Tuesday and he was in a good mood helped me find non ripe bananas as he worked in the produce department. Aaron was there Tuesday though and he seemed fine it’s hard to process that this all happened yet.

  4. sad says:

    I have children 26 and 30, can’t imagine these kids cut down so soon in life. How can someone be so bllind at that age to not be able to see a better tomorrow? Sorry and prayers to ALL the families.

  5. bill says:

    hummm maybe she was still in a triangle. or he is jealous and havent overcome the break up and lettting it GO…..scary now days for younger people. better be truthfully and clean. this would very much preventable.

  6. Alexis says:

    Bill I agree with you I think Aaron may have had trouble letting go of Abby. I just do not know those details though. I am 30yrs old and have children 11, 10 and 5, and I just can not come to a conclusion as to why Aaron thought ending lives would make it any better.

  7. swerver says:

    I think alot of men have thought of this before, or at least just taking their own life if only for a moment, sometimes emotion can overtake you, and people think they will never find anyone else, so the thought of that person being with someone else is to much to bear. I felt this way once about 8years ago, but i moved on and everything worked out, Crazy thing is if you turn to booze it will be your best friend and your worst enemy…

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