MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 47-year-old man is dead after being stabbed outside a building located at 2903 27th Ave. S. in Minneapolis, according to police.
Minneapolis Police were dispatched to the scene around 12:30 a.m. Sunday on a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, they found a man with an apparent stab wound. He died at the scene.
“He had a very serious stab wound,” said Sgt. Bill Palmer, of the Minneapolis Police.
Family has identified the man who was stabbed as Dean Schmitz.
A woman, 40, was also assaulted and treated at Hennepin County Medical Center for minor injuries.
An investigation revealed the stabbing took place after a fight with several people. Detectives arrested 23-year-old Chrishaun McDonald, who could be charged with murder.
Sunday’s incident follows a very violent week in the city. Minneapolis Police investigated six shootings, five which happened over the Memorial Day weekend. The sixth shooting occurred Saturday morning in the Warehouse District.
“When you have a number of instances in a short period of time, it attracts lots of attention,” Sgt. Palmer said.
Despite the busy week for detectives, police say it still does not reflect the overall trend.
“Violent crime continues to trend down in the city overall,” Palmer said.
Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the TIPS line at 612-692-8477.
Schmitz’ exact cause of death will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.