Local and federal law enforcement credit a cooperative effort for busting a Chicago-based drug gang that made ordering a bag of heroin as simple as placing a phone call. “This was a 24-hour-a-day, retail-sales heroin operation,” said United States Attorney Andy Luger. “The way this would work is you would call one of two different phone numbers that were known as dispatch phone numbers — almost like you were calling a cab or you were ordering food.”
A 4-month-old Minneapolis baby has died, and officers are trying to figure out how it happened. Minneapolis Police say the child’s mother, Shalynda Raino, called 911 at about 8:50 a.m., saying her baby needed help.
Some church and NAACP members say they want to try something new to curb shootings and gang related activity in Minneapolis. The organizers say they want to hold a dialogue with at least 600 black men from Minneapolis at Greater Friendship Baptist Church within the next month.
A deadly shooting in Minneapolis committed by a 21-year-old man who had a permit to carry could be ruled a justified case of self-defense.
Authorities said there were no injuries after a north Minneapolis home was badly damaged in a fire early Wednesday morning. Crews were called at about 2 a.m. to the 3000 block of Knox Avenue North on a report of a house fire.
A 21-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murdering an Edina teen in north Minneapolis this past weekend has been released. Authorities believe he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot 18-year-old Earl Malone Saturday night at the intersection of Knox Avenue North and 26th Street.
Authorities say an 18-year-old Edina man was shot and killed in north Minneapolis late Friday night. It was one of two deadly shootings over the weekend.
One person is injured after a shooting in North Minneapolis Tuesday night. Minneapolis Police say the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday near North 30th Avenue and Girard Avenue North.
Minneapolis fire officials now believe someone intentionally set a weekend fire at an abandoned house. It happened early Sunday morning at 2508 Humboldt Avenue North. The house sustained extensive damage, but there were no injuries.
One person is in the hospital after a shooting in north Minneapolis Sunday afternoon. According to authorities, police responded to call of shots being fired in the 3100 block of Emerson Avenue. Two adult brothers were fighting when a third man drove up.
A man is expected to be OK, after he was hit by a police squad car Friday while trying to cross the street. It happened around 6 p.m. on 41st and Fremont avenues in north Minneapolis.
A 21-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in prison for his part in two violent, gang-related crimes last fall, both filmed on cellphones. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Allen Derrell Gaines was convicted of one count of aiding and abetting aggravated robbery in two separate cases.
Three people were hurt Saturday night after a triple shooting in north Minneapolis, according to police. Minneapolis Police were called at about 10 p.m. on a report of shots fired near the area of Newton and Hillside on the city’s north side.
City police said Friday night they’re investigating a shooting in north Minneapolis that sent a man and a boy to the hospital.
For residents of north Minneapolis, gun violence has become a regular occurrence this summer. “A whole lot of people just want to shoot … for no reason I guess,” said resident Zermaine McCabe.