Reporting Holly Wagner
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It has been two years since Paul Fisher was shot and killed inside his apartment building in Minneapolis.
The case has gone cold, but now Fisher’s mom is hitting the streets of Minneapolis with a renewed push for justice.
Patti Swedberg, thinks there may be someone in the community near 53rd St. and Chicago Ave. who knows who’s responsible for shooting her son.
It was July 25, 2009 when Fisher’s body was found by his girlfriend in the stairwell of his apartment building.
On Monday, his family and friends went around the neighborhood and posted flyers about a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
Swedberg and Fisher’s former girlfriend, Andrea Hintz, made it their mission to go out in the community because they don’t want people to forget what happened to Fisher. They said they are determined to bring his killer to justice.
“It’s been two years and we have nothing still,” said Hintz, “and we have to do this again.”
“It’s gets harder every day because there is no answer,” said Swedberg. “I just miss him so much. Everything that we see, everything that we hear, just everyday life — you think he should be here.”
Fisher was 27 years old when he died. He was about to start his own painting business and he and Hintz had plans to get married.
Fisher’s family thinks that it was a random crime and that he may have walked into a robbery or burglary. Police have never been able to confirm the motive.
His family raised a lot of the $10,000 Crime Stoppers’ reward on their own. They urge anyone to call 1-800-222-TIPS if they have information about the case.