MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — A mother who had a suspicious feeling after she dropped off her toddler at a home day care Monday returned to the house a few minutes later to make a grisly discovery: three adults inside, shot dead.

The woman’s child was unhurt and no other children were at the day care at the time. Police had made no arrests by Monday evening and were seeking a suspect in his mid-20s, believed to have fled on a BMX bicycle.

The suspect is described as wearing blue jeans and a navy blue sweatshirt with a gray hood and two 1-inch white stripes down the back.

Relatives told WCCO-TV DeLois 59-year-old Brown and her parents were the victims.

“It’s a tragic day for the city of Brooklyn Park,” Brooklyn Park Police Chief Michael Davis said. “We are going to bring whoever is responsible for this to justice.”

Two nearby community colleges were locked down for several hours after the shootings were reported at 6:30 a.m. Both had re-opened by Monday afternoon, after police spent the day canvassing the area and using police dogs to search for the suspect.

The day care, called Visions and Butterflies Child Care, is licensed to care for as many as 12 children. Brown is listed in state records as the license holder in good standing, with no adverse rulings or restrictions. The license is valid through February 2013.

No one responded to a call to the home Monday afternoon.

Police did not release the identities of the victims or the woman who found them.

Police Inspector Todd Milburn said the mother dropped off her child at the house and spoke with someone there. As she was leaving, she saw a man near the house on foot, and something about him raised her suspicions.

“There was some reason for her to call back to the home,” Milburn said.

The woman called the day care and was talking to someone at the house when the line went dead, Milburn said. She returned to the home and found three people had been shot. She grabbed her child and called 911. Police confirmed the victims were dead when they arrived.
No one else was inside the home when the woman returned, Milburn said.

Milburn said the woman saw the same suspicious man nearby, on a bicycle, when she returned to the day care.

Police said they had no information on how many children were typically cared for at Brown’s home, or when they were normally dropped off.

A neighbor, Hakeem Hughes, 18, said he heard screaming coming from the direction of the house around 6:30 a.m. but didn’t pay much attention because children often played outside the home. When he went to catch his bus to school, he said police told him to go back inside because a gunman was on the loose.

“I’m just shocked about it,” Hughes said. “They are good people. They are innocent people.”

A few hours after the shootings, police tape was stretched around the house, a gray split-level in a modest neighborhood with children’s toys in the fenced backyard. The Hennepin County sheriff’s crime lab van was parked outside, and authorities went in and out, carrying what appeared to be evidence to the van.

A small group of people stood in the street several houses down, sobbing and hugging each other.

Brown’s LinkedIn profile lists her as follow-up coordinator for Pink Purse Project Inc., a women’s and girls’ empowerment organization. She worked for nearly nine years in the nearby Osseo Area Schools system as a child care instructor and later child care site supervisor.

Ron Brown, DeLois’ brother-in-law, said DeLois had just moved her parents to Minnesota from the St. Louis area. He said his brother, Joseph, died in February, and DeLois brought her parents up to Minnesota from Illinois just last week so she could take care of them.

“She called us a week ago today, to say they made it back safe and sound with a truckload of furniture,” Ron Brown said.

Brown said DeLois and Joseph didn’t have any children together, but DeLois had children before the pair were married.

A neighbor, Lisa Johnson, said that since Joseph died, the house had been busier, with more people coming and going. Johnson said she saw a moving van outside Brown’s home a week ago.

Hennepin Technical College’s Brooklyn Park campus went into lockdown around 6:45 a.m. as a precaution. The lockdown was lifted by early afternoon.

Osseo High School was on lockdown until 9:30 a.m. but is now operating as normal. Spokesperson Barb Olson said it was more of a reverse evacuation — where no one is allowed into the building, but classes continued.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the suspect to call the Brooklyn Park Police at 763-493-8222.

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Comments (148)
  1. Andrea Sutherland says:

    That is horrible to say. People need to know what’s going on. People have kids to worry about.

    1. L says:

      Just because someone lives in Brooklyn Park doesn’t mean they don’t care about their kids, that is a very ignorant thing to say. This isn’t a place to offend people, please show some respect. And yes, I do live in Brooklyn Park, and I’m not the least bit ashamed of it. Thank you

      1. Matt says:

        You should be…

        1. L says:

          Not even a little bit…Things like this can happen anywhere, there are half million dollar houses located in Brooklyn Park and BP has a great police department. How about we send our prayers out to the family of this horribile crime instead of turning this into some hateful debate. I’m sending Prayers to the family and all involved in this.

          1. The Architect says:

            I just checked crime statistics for my town, and it only goes back to 2000, but there has not been a single murder during the last 12 years. So I’m not sure if it’s accurate to say “things like this can happen anywhere” since it seems that’s not really the case…

            1. SusyQ ^^^ says:

              Oh don’t be so GD pigheaded and pompous – of course they can. That said – doesn’t mean they necessarily do either. 21 years here in my tinsel town…now I’ll likely get 5 in a week.
              Cheetch occurs….just moreso in “certain” places. 😦

      2. The Architect says:

        I bet if you could afford to live someplace nicer you would…

        1. L says:

          Once again, sending out prayers to the family and all involved…PS – My income status has nothing to do with it, my husband and I work full time and choose to live here because of the school system and I’ve lived in this area my entire life, wouldn’t have it any other way.

          1. Sarah says:

            I agree with you L. Let’s just be the better people and ignore ignorant comments. I too live in BP and have great neighbors and have not been concerned for my safety. My HH income is above average for the state of Minnesota but I choose to live here.

            1. L says:

              Totally agree with you Sarah!

            2. jackactionhero says:

              Because of your husband… 🙂

          2. jackactionhero says:

            That’s why you keep needing to send out prayers to your neighbors who are trying to survive living there. It’s only a matter of time…

            1. THETRUTH says:

              Like I said before, there are plenty of prosperous neighborhoods in brooklyn park, assuming that I probably live in a nicer, newer, and overall more beautiful neighborhood then you. It is safe to assume you are from the south west suburbs considering how short minded and sheltered you are. I grew up in this city from the time I was born til now, I had no problems growing up I actually wish kids weren’t sheltered inside of there parents home playing every video game under the sun, and actually went and played outside like I used to. Just an FYI your kids would get beat up for thinking the way you are so you mine as well try to instill good action, and overall acceptance of everyone you tool.

              1. jackactionhero says:

                Sorry, but I would never, ever live in the SW suburbs. I was born and raised in the St. Croix Valley area which is where I live now.

                We used to play outside from dawn to dusk too. I would leave the house on my bike in the morning and show up at dinner time. No cell phones. How did we survive?

                I don’t think calling me names bolsters your opinion though. It’s still a fact that Crooklyn Dark is a more dangerous place to live than where I live. It cannot be disputed, sorry.

                You can probably leave the insults about my kids out of it, don’t you think?

                1. rod juliusr says:

                  You are being ridiculed for being right, what does that say?

        2. Ging says:

          You fool, anybody could come into your neighborhood and shoot up the place too. Could happen anywhere. This neighborhood that this happened in is an old quiet neighborhood.

        3. Whiskeyfire says:

          I bet you would too @ Architect

          1. The Architect says:

            Nope. I live exactly where I want to. I don’t have to deal with gangs of blacks and I don’t have to worry about gunfire erupting either. Works great. My kids can ride their bikes or walk around town without fear of JB.

            1. SusyQ ^^^ says:

              So you live in a guarded and gated area there dummy?
              Naaaaaa …. neither do I
              And they can come riding in on a BMX bike at any time and hour of the day.
              just staing the real facts dummy, the real facts 😉

              1. jackactionhero says:

                Why am I a dummy? Because I think blacks cause problems in your town, but not in mine? That’s a fact, not an opinion, sweet heart.

                1. SusyQ ^^^ says:

                  you still do not have the ability to read at a 1st grade level we can see tiny jack. I said I do not have this problem either, matter of fact for a longer time frame than yours. lol
                  Even the glass house you live in can have it happen tiny jack…unless you have mines in the streets, a moat surrounding your glass house and a small army.
                  Please pull the shades tiny jack —- when your mommy changes your diaper we do not care to watch, 😉

                2. Les Johnson says:

                  Seriously? How juvenile are you that these are your comments? How old are you? Tiny Jack? Really? Grow up little girl.

              2. BP resident 2 says:

                I still choose to live in a diverse community where my children can live life, learn from everyone, good and bad, and not grow up to be so hateful and close minded.

                1. nasty says:

                  @BP REs, let’s hope they get to grow up.

      3. Elwood says:

        That’s the answer. More guns… guns for everyone. Arm the kids in the daycare centers!!!

      4. The Architect says:

        Guns in your home don’t do you any good. Only guns in your hands offer any protection. Do you keep loaded firearms out and accessible in your home?

      5. jackactionhero says:

        I wouldn’t live in Brooklyn Park BECAUSE I care about my kids. Brooklyn Park is NOT A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE.

        1. Laura says:

          Your an idiot. I grew up in Brooklyn Park and not one negative thing EVER happened in my neighborhood. Every place has its good and bad parts, icluding BP. dont be so close minded.

          1. jackactionhero says:

            My city doesn’t have these “bad parts” that yours does, Laura. Why is that? Any idea?

            I can’t even find RECORD of a murder in my town. The Internet only shows the last 10 years and there have been ZERO.

            Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

    2. Patti says:

      We lived in Brooklyn Park for 9 years and it was always just fine where we were. Like anywhere else it has pockets of bad areas and unfortunately, crime can happen even in the most affluent areas. The Brooklyn Park police are absolutely the best around (I’ used to work with them) and they’re as diligent and careful as any force could be. Won’t be long before they find who did what.

      1. BP says:

        I grew up in this area, but have sinced moved. this area of brooklyn park has always been a more quieter and safer area of brooklyn park. too bad it happened.

      2. Les Johnson says:

        “Like anywhere else it has pockets of bad areas and unfortunately, crime can happen even in the most affluent areas. ”

        Actually, my town has no “pockets of bad areas.” Why does yours? Any ideas?

        1. Bill says:

          BS. All towns have them. If you don’t think yours does, then maybe you are the “pocket” everyone else in your town talks about…

          1. jackactionhero says:

            Wrong. There are no ghettos or “rough areas” in my town. Period. I’m not asking you, Bill. I’m telling you. I looked up the crime statistics. There aren’t any recorded murders. Why are there murders elsewhere, but not in my town, Bill?

            1. Matt says:

              You just haven’t been caught yet.

            2. StopBeingAnAss says:

              Oh, so your town has no crime? Why don’t you tell us more about how where you live is better than everywhere else.

          2. Les Johnson says:

            My partner Bruce & I rent a cute,lovely 1 bedroom apartment that is violence free..Our community is clse knit

        2. Janet Ramso says:

          oh yeah, as soon as someone gets hurt in your area….people say it all the time, Oh I can’t believe this happened in my town….blah blah blah…trust me you do not know what goes on behind closed doors….any idea’s…NOT

    3. Guns and Roses says:

      Welcome to the jungle.

    4. DJC says:

      And the GOP wonders why they will lose the next election! Who’d want to climb into bed with that low of IQ and UnAmerican attitude?

    5. Susan says:

      Delois was a very nice person, she just lost her husband, she ran a great daycare, she was very responsible. why don’t you care that she is dead???

      very disrespectful and selfish

  2. Nancy Aleshire says:

    I used to live in Brooklyn Park until the end of February 2012, so it doesn’t suprise me at all. I was seeing squad cars at my complex on a weekly basis, and I was telling people that it won’t be long before there is a shooting there. I bought a house in Columbia Heights and I do not miss the gang trash, fights and drunks on the parking lot and the fact I have two toilets that actually flush. I feel bad for the decent people that still live in Brooklyn Park (and there are decent ones living there), We also lived in Brooklyn Park from 1984-1985 and it was as different as night and day.

    1. schoolbusdriver says:

      That BP and CH are inner city is probably news to everyone who lives there since they are surburbs.

      1. The Architect says:

        So you’ve never been there…

        They are fringe inner city communities at the very least. If you can get from Downtown to there in under 10 minutes, I’d say you never left the inner city. I don’t call that a suburb. If you want to, go ahead. I don’t think it will change the murder and violent crime statistics any…

        1. schoolbusdriver says:

          Lived there for 6 years, driven there for 3, relatives still live there. I’m thinking you drive in the wee hours if you can make it in 10 min. Since Brooklyn Center is between Mpls and Brooklyn Park, would that make it “outer fringe inner city community”.

    2. BP Resident says:

      What happened today is a tragedy, but calling BP Crooklyn Dark is an inappropriate comment that will not help this situation at all.

    3. BP resident 2 says:

      BP resident 2

      White or Black I dont want to live in a peaceful community where people think and say things like this!

    4. Grown up says:

      You’re bragging about Columbia Heights? Why am I not surprised, Nancy. Let’s see how you’ll blame this on DHS, too.

    5. Janet Ramso says:

      Columbia Heights….YIKES

  3. Lucille says:

    CBS/WCCO – Hennepin Tech College isn’t the same as North Hennepin Community College. Is it that difficult to get simple details right?

    1. cassie says:

      They have the S.W.A.T team out in the mount curve neighborhood by the Hennipin tech college everystreet is blocked off by that college. no one is able to get into the neighborhood by the tech college. S.W.A.T. team is walking the railroad tracks acroos the street from walmart.NHCC is right by the shooting yes but the suspect fled into the neighborhood by the Hennipin technical college. I live in the neighborhood by Hennipin tech and there is 30+ police looking for the suspect in the woods over there.

      1. kaiwhi says:

        Hennepin Technical College has an announcement on their school site that the school is closed until further notice with an update at 3pm (perhaps for evening students?). Thanks, WCCO for getting this information out so quickly and accurately. It saved a long, expensive drive into the area only to get turned back if the news hadn’t been posted so quickly. ‘Praying the suspect is found quickly with no further violence.

        1. cassie says:

          Totally agree. When I first heard about it as well on wcco this morning they also said that the shooting occured on 8100 block of Mount Curve Blvd (where I live) and it did not happen on that block thats where they were searching for him they later released a new statement saying that the shooting happened on 8100 Block of college park drive.

    2. Dawn says:

      No, it’s not.
      I don’t know why you are having a problem with it.
      Hennepin Technical is closed. Hennepin Community is not.

    3. Doris says:

      I guess some people don’t use a map or Mapquest to find out which college is nearby.

    4. Karyn says:

      I read somewhere that his last known address is in that area so that is why it went in to lockdown.

  4. lisa says:

    my parents live on this street there is alot of stuff going on this morning i am scared for everyone safety that i know it was 8 houses away from my home.

  5. stubby says:

    When does Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson fly in to demand justice and lead the protest marches.

    1. Paul says:

      Sharpton and Jackson only get involved when it is white on black shootings, even though black on white murders are 4 times more common!

      1. jah big says:

        FBI profile “pedophile” White Male, 35-62 yrs. so i guess all wm are ped lovers?

        1. DJC says:

          Amazing how the bigots leave out the details, eh?

    2. steve lecher says:

      why have those losers come here,the ghetto people need to learn how to parant, the this stuff wouldnt happen

  6. jimmy says:

    Non-Union day care, well you get what you pay for.

    1. C'Mon Man says:

      Oh yeah and if it was union of course this would not have happened. C’Mon Man!!!

      1. jimmy says:

        Ever hear of it happening to a union day care?

        1. Chuck says:

          News flash for you Jimmy…. The days of unions driving up the cost of everything we make or buy are over. My father-in-law made nearly $100K a year working at an auto plant. His job was to drive a forklift from point A to point B, and nothing else. If they asked him to help elsewhere if work was slow, he refused and still got paid for it. He is now retired with a fat pension and medical/dental for life with no contributions or co-pays. That system was broken a long time ago. No one else in the real world has a job like that. Your solution would be to drive up the cost of day care for everyone who is already struggling to make ends meet? Brilliant!

          1. Doink says:

            Sounds like your Father in Law is one smart cookie.

          2. jimmy says:

            @ chuck So what is your real world Chuck? Eleven dollars an hour and no benefits.

            1. Chuck says:

              Actually, I invested my time in college and building my career the old fashioned way. That would include working hard, earning promotions, etc. I’ve made progressively more money based on my ability, versus membership in a union. As a result, I make a very nice six figure income. I don’t need someone to defend me when I don’t show up for work, do a poor job, etc. The rest of us would be fired for that type of performance, which is exactly why labor unions are slowly being eliminated. Best of luck when you actually are judged by your merits.

              1. jimmy says:

                Typical conservative, his world is 1 part fantasy and 2 parts stereotypes.

            2. Chuck says:

              Oh, speaking of benefits… The rest of world (outside of labor unions and government employees) has to contribute towards their healthcare. I have excellent coverage, and I pay roughly 12% of the cost. My employer covers the rest. Their contribution is greater than $10K per year. I have a reasonable co-pay ($25) and very little else out of pocket. Is that too much to ask of people? Again, the principle that you are owed everything for free is responsible for where we are today. While you congratulate yourself on not paying premiums or co-pays, your employer is cutting jobs or raising wholesale costs to make up for it. Simple economics dictate that you lose in the long run, not that you likely care.

              1. FKitty says:

                @ chuck…I don’t know what state you are from but State of MN Employees contribute to their health care and retirement benefits. So before you start running off at the mouth know the facts ahead of time!

                1. C'Mon Man says:

                  Well said Chuck!!!

              2. Parker says:

                Funny – my spouse works for a school district. The district contributes $112 a month for health coverage. We pay $976. Deductible is $2400 each, max out of pocket is capped at $6000 each. Co-pmts=$40. Rx co-pmt = $25
                This is for her and myself …. way higher previously when we had the kids on it.
                She’s been with the district 34 years. She makes low $60s-masters plus top scale
                I have to chuckle when Chuck-likes make their generic comments.
                I too was in private sector for 26 years as a Marketing Mgr.. I had far better benefits, far better everything, 401K match to 8%, bonuses, and the the base wages….I made 2x hers.
                The public sector isn’t all you want it to appear to be but I guess right now it’s easy to attack things when some are without work and wanting.
                10 years ago you all laughed, as did I, at anyone in the public sector. Why work so cheap?
                And never forget – the taxpayer pays both salaries. One is direct – the other is we just jacked up prices across the board in all sectors to make big money.
                Envy — that’s all it is. Once they envied us, now we envy them. Silly games

                1. Hunter says:

                  Oh great, 34 yrs at the public trough….looks like your spouse was employed 30 years too many.
                  Park, at least I have a choice when is comes to private sector spending. If I don’t need it, I don’t buy it. If I buy it, I shop for my best value…..we don’t have such a choice and option when it comes to Public Sector consumption. Garbage in, garbage out.
                  Public sector is pure communist consumption and (read my lips) “does not create jobs”!!

          3. rocketmom says:

            Lol, really-he made 100K? My Dad worked at Ford for 32 years, and without overtime he made about $55,000 when he retired several years ago, and he was at the steam plant with a couple of licenses. I find it hard to believe he made that on a forklift.

            1. tom says:

              same with my dad at the FORD PLANT, his must have worked at GM or CHRYSLER, now we know why they had to steal the tax payers money to stay open

  7. Kevin says:

    What a bunch of racists! There is no mention of the race of the victims or killer in the article! You all just assume that they are of color…….shame on you!!!!!!

    1. whatever says:

      Not many white people named Delois. They also described the suspect as a black man. Just sayin

    2. whatever says:

      oh I don’t know Dale, usually when they fail it is because the white man held them back. Never their fault you know…just ask Obama, we all know nothing is his fault if it is bad but he sure is ready to take the credit when something goes right (which of course isn’t very often)

    3. SusyQ ^^^ says:

      If the suspect is a black male in his 20s riding a BMX bike-doesn’t that mean he has black colored skin? Or did they say a white or yellow person wearing black shoe polish?
      Guess I missed that part …..LMFAO

    4. Bernie says:

      Yes you are correct sir, a sad excuse to feel like a victim and whine and cry.

    5. Chuck H says:

      I guess you missed the part that the suspect was a BLACK male in his mid-twenties……………I haven’t heard of the victims race but if its in Brooklyn Park I can only guess and I live in FL.

    6. Hunter says:

      Duh, he was wearing a hoodie……..

  8. Metopolitan State says:

    Why didn’t Metropolitan State react to these closings before 9:00?

    1. Greg Looseanus says:

      They don’t have a swimming pool.

  9. C'Mon Man says:

    To all that say Brooklyn Park is bad, I live off of 610 and my area is very nice and clean. I have lived here for 4 years and no issues. My guess is because most couldn’t afford the homes so that helps. Not all of Brooklyn Park is bad, just 50% 🙂

    1. kemmy says:

      yeah,live off 610 too and i could never be happier. great, quite neighbourhood, clean parks, beautiful well kept lawns…and yeah, still in brooklyn park. so not all of brooklyn park in ghetto!

  10. stubby says:

    Being black or white and being a thug is the same thing in most people’s eye…a thug is a thug. Being black or white and being a good person is the same thing….a good person. So I would assume Jesus and God are good…black or white…

  11. K says:

    1. I assumed, for some reason that I am not sure of, that the people involved are white but in my mind it didn’t matter any way
    2. we do have a problem with welfare and establishing residency in MN.
    3. I can’t see what the above 2 have to do with each other, 3 people are dead…..

  12. LWM says:

    Thanks Kevin! The people that were killed were relatives of a friend of mine. It was his aunt and grandparents of whom just moved to MN 1 week ago tomorrow. To all of the racists and ignorant comments made thus far, do everyone a favor and move out of BP before we start having a slue of Travon Martin incidents! You make me embarrased to be white!

    1. Enough says:

      Enough of the race card game. Trash is trash no matter what color or race, we need to take out the trash no matter what race or color!!!!!

      1. M says:

        AGREED!!!! Way too much trash out there too!!!

        That is why I carry a gun no matter where I go, so I have a chance against losers!!!

    2. whatever says:

      You are white?? Of course you should feel embarrassed, the media has done everything it can to make you feel that way.

      1. DJC says:

        Baloney–take your lies elsewhere–like to heel where you’ll go after you die (Rev. 21:8, 22;15).

    3. M says:

      WOW LWM….they just moved a week ago and have an established Day Care with play equipment??? Hmmmm Hope that trouble did not follow them here to MN.

      To others….gang bangers & thugs come in all colors!!!! Just remember…who ever the shooter is, once he is caught…..we will hear……’He is a good boy…..blah..blah’

      1. LWM says:

        The daycare owner lived here for quite some time, but her parents just moved here last week.

    4. M says:

      Hey LIAR LWM…they are long time residents…neighbors said they were quiet people. Lived there for YEARS!!!!!!!!!

      Speak the truth or shut up!!! I bet it was a gang bang relative of theirs!!!

      1. KV says:

        I used to work with Delois, the owner of the daycare. She was a great caregiver to children. Her husband passed away a few months ago and she had her parents come live with her.

        This is a tragedy, no matter what the color of her skin is.

  13. gardoglee says:

    Brooklyn Park has gone up and down over the years, as have individual neighborhoods in every suburb in the Twin Cities area, every one.

  14. Wiley Lew says:

    Ya right! Your line of thinking has its own uniuqe racist echo. God is black ,I dont believe you will find that kind of color in heaven and that goes for any color.

  15. Ging says:

    To the Architect, just cause it hasn’t happened, doesn’t mean it can’t happen. Don’t be ignorant.

    1. The Architect says:

      It hasn’t happened in the last 12 years and probably the 12 years before that as well in my community, so I don’t think that makes me ignorant.

      The fact remains that murder is part of the Brooklyn Park culture but it is not part of mine. Have fun walking the streets in that cesspool. Better be packin heat to protect yourself from JB.

      1. THETRUTH says:

        bet you live in eden prairie don’t ya? There is reasons as to why your kids always get beat up in school, its cause they have a tool for a father that doesn’t think that real world exists, go move to wisconsin or something and stop wasting all of the good minnesota air

  16. Deb Grund Meyer says:

    Praying for the victims- No matter what the situation was/is…they are humans and at this day and age why does RACE even have to be mentioned?

  17. No sheep here says:

    Got a mirror? USE IT!!!!

  18. Wait a second... says:

    The suspect is described as a black man, in his mid-20s, last seen leaving the area on a BMX bike wearing blue jeans and a navy blue sweatshirt with a gray hood and two 1-inch white stripes down the back. Wow, I’m shocked.

  19. Greg Looseanus says:

    Diversity is a good thing. Bumping your head on a diving board is a bad thing.

  20. Enough says:

    BP resident 2
    Having your children learn from both good & bad????? having them see good and bad is one thing but I would not want my children learning anything from bad people. I have seen enough to realize no matter what race or color trash is trash and I want nothing to do with any of them.

    1. BP resident 2 says:

      Good parents, bad parents, good teachers, bad ones, good cops, etc etc, Unless you want to pack it in and keep watch over your kids 24/7 you have to be open minded to the fact that they could be exposed to things you wish they otherwise wouldn’t be. To each their own, but to act as though you can keep kids in a bubble is a little ridiculous dont you think. Everyone has their own answer, but my philosophy is that by experiencing all facets of life (age appropriate) and having parents/loved ones to help them process life events they don’t understand, gives them the best chance, along with a solid education, to be well adjusted. Life happens despite your efforts to shield, them, and remember too much of anything is not good for anyone.

      1. jackactionhero says:

        Is too much safety bad for people too? LOL

        1. BP resident 2 says:

          I think you get the pt, no lol here, this is a serious issue for me.

          1. jackactionhero says:

            Me too. That’s why I took very seriously the decision on where to buy a new house for my family.

            1. BP resident 2 says:

              Well I believe that the experiences one has through the course of growing up largely determines how they see these events unfold, and ultimately their responses. I don’t propose to know anything about you or your life experiences, but if your comments are serious ones I think it’s safe to say we are quite different. My wife and I also took very seriously the decision on where to buy a house, and we continue to believe that we chose correctly for ourselves and our family. Again this is a tragic incident for those who lost their lives, their families, the city etc. Serious or not I feel strongly that your “crooklyn dark” statement is just what this story didn’t need. If your neighborhood is as safe from any possible harm as you indicate, you may want to consider yourself fortunate. There are a lot of well intentioned hard working people and families of all backgrounds who may not be as fortunate through not fault of their own. It may be fun for you to make such comments in a public forum, but it frustrates a hell of a lot more than it helps.

  21. Dave says:

    BMX bike? LMFAO!… It’s probably stolen too!!

  22. Roz says:

    Please remember the most important thing here and that is that three people have lost their lives. There are people grieving the loss of a mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, friend and neighbor. No matter where you live, if there is violence like this in any community, you are not immune in your community. Humanity is more important than race.

  23. Just wondering says:

    How can the police say no one in the public is in danger, if they have not caught the guy. If he already killed three people what would stop him for shooting again.

  24. Confused says:

    How can the police say the public is not in danger if the guy has not been caught. He already killed three people what would stop him for shooting someone else. Until he is caughter he is dangerous to anyone around him.

  25. P says:

    You have got to be kidding me this tragic event has turned into a race debate. Yes blacks do cause crime but so do whites, asians, and every other race out there. The only reason it is higher in brooklyn park is because the black population is higher there. Yes I do agree brooklyn park is not the best place to raise your kids but this world is not the best place to raise your kids. There is so many problems in this world and that fact that people bring race into this tragic event is completly stupid. I grew up in brooklyn Park I am 21 now and it has brought a whole new light for me on become more accepting of all people. I don’t judge people on the color of their skin but on their personality. These people that are saying blacks do this blacks do that your no better then the people in the south that lynched poor helpless people. Take a reality check and stop linking every little thing that happens to race.

    1. Les Johnson says:

      Someday you’ll realize how naive and wet behind the ears you were when you were 21…

  26. not quite says:

    I feel like there is a murder in Brooklyn Park at least weekly. This isn’t even a huge suburb. It seems like the stage is set there but I wonder what the reactions of the elected officials of the city are. Do they recognize the need to change or do the ignore things. Anybody know?

    1. Sarah says:

      THere has not been a murder in BP for more than a couple years. And it IS a huge suburb. 4th largest in the state.

      1. Sarah says:

        Sixth largest in the state, second largest in the Metro

    2. Research says:

      Ya…Weekly. I love when people just make things up. 5 last year which 4 were domestic. 5 in one year is higher than previous years. The trend is 2 or 3 a year. Those tend to be domestic also. I know this because I read facts. So walking down the street minding your business will not get you robbed, shot, assaulted, or harassed. Go ahead and stay in your cubicle and cauldasa, we’ll be in the real world with real facts.

    3. Research says:

      Ya…Weekly. I love when people just make things up. 5 last year which 4 were domestic. 5 in one year is higher than previous years. The trend is 2 or 3 a year. Those tend to be domestic also. I know this because I read facts. So walking down the street minding your business will not get you robbed, shot, assaulted, or harassed. Go ahead and stay in your cubicle and cauldasac, we’ll be in the real world with real facts.

  27. J Hill says:

    um, if it happened on the 8100 block of college park drive, why would hennepin tech be on lockdonw, but not north hennepin?!?

    1. Really? says:

      Because it’s nowhere near North Hennepin.

  28. Chuck H says:

    Well #1 God and JC as you put it are 1,,,,,and I don’t think JC is his street name……….

  29. skeptic says:

    Wow sounds like a mad max world the Twin Cities is becoming. People on bicycles going on shooting sprees in the burbs, schools on lockdown, arson brush fires, mobs attacking people downtown, etc, Perhaps it is easier to worry about those ‘scary’ hippie Occupy protesters than admit we are in serious regional decline due to generous MN welfare over the last two decades.

  30. Deb says:

    I agree 100%- what a trashy company WCCO has become.

    1. DJC says:

      Deb, are all the posters from WCCO?

  31. Kevin says:

    So will the New Black Panthers now put a bounty on this punks head….or is that just for latinos…..?????

  32. rocketmom says:

    omg, are you people serious? And how do unions have to do with a home being invaded and 3 people being murdered? And this guy doesn’t have a ‘pocket of bad” where he lives? I live in the country in a small town with no murders either, but we have several battered wives, bar fights, DUI’s and stolen property. Let’s be sad that 3 people died, be glad that more were not injured and that the police find the suspect-black, white, orange or purple.

  33. Sam i am says:

    I did the look up on the court records and from what I can see is this kind hearted lovely lady was awarded guardianship over a troubled youth.

    I think when the final info comes out it will be a sad family matter.

    Prayers to all.

  34. Jack Black says:

    Humm, Black on Bike seen at home at 6:30 am, 3 Blacks Dead… Media Reports..It was a WHITE MAN!

  35. Jack Black says:

    Ashley must be in a COMA,, Journalism is DEAD… Too bad the Worthless Media can’t point this crime at a White Man,,Hey Ashley?? Brain Dead to trust any Media!

  36. susan says:


    1. Sam i am says:

      Susan you are right. People can’t seem to leave it alone until all the facts come out.

  37. Ted Jackson says:

    The guy on the BMX bike was a White/Black man!

  38. DJC says:

    And the GOP wonders why they are going to lose!

    I’m an independent and i wouldn’t want to be associated with your kind at all on anything.

  39. fred says:

    great description of the perp….a man in his mid 20`s wearing a blue and gray hoodie…..I wonder if he was at the million hoodie march?

  40. Not Dave says:

    I want to know why the part of the person seen leaving with a BMX bike was black is now gone. This morning the report included a black male in his 20 etc. now it just says a suspect in his mid 20-s on a BMX bike. I am sure with this description though the public will have a much easier time finding him/her.

  41. mike says:

    very sad to hear this news. of course we have to have the typical racist and low IQ posters on here bashing brooklyn park and people of other races. Its a sad thing that innocent people lost their lives in such a violent way. THis is a very quiet neighborhoood and I hope they find who did this very quickly.

  42. Susan says:

    I am so angry!!! what is wrong with you people, this is about three people being murdered!!!! Delois was a decent, kind person, she just lost her husband, we should all be so mad that this happened for any reason, not talk about politics and where everyone lives. I live in Minnetonka and there have been murders there, The story was about prople being murdered. I knew Delois and she was a very nice person and she will be a great loss to the community.

  43. Antone says:

    Its tough being black.
    Sometimes i just wish someone would knock the black out of me.

  44. equinoxranch says:

    NO DESCRIPTION of the murderer. Just a description of clothing. Jeeze, I wonder why? Let me guess……………. Hmmmm……………….

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