MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (WCCO) – Maplewood police are asking for the public’s help in locating the husband of a woman shot dead in the family’s townhouse early Sunday.

The couple was heard in a heated argument around 5:30 a.m., just before 41-year-old April Tennin was shot to death.

On Monday, investigators named 31-year-old Todd Larry Tennin as a suspect in the killing.

Tennin has an extensive criminal history and was out on parole from the Moose Lake Correctional Facility.

Sunday’s shooting death of the mother of four has rocked this close-knit townhome neighborhood.

Family and friends had the grievous task of gathering personal belongings for the Tennin’s three children. Neighbors awoke to the kids screaming out in the street that their mother was dead.

“The impact on these kids is unimaginable,” Police Chief Paul Schnell said.

Police say Todd Larry Tennin is wanted in connection with his wife’s death. Police recovered two vehicles they believe he was driving, but Tennin remains on the run.

Tennin has a lengthy criminal record, including assaults, child endangerment and weapons violations. He was released from prison on a firearms violation in 2014 and was still on parole with Department of Corrections when Sunday’s shooting occurred.

“The circumstances are such that probable cause can be established in this case, making Tennin a suspect,” Schnell said.

Family members of April Tennin are now caring for her three underage children. They ask for privacy and to keep the family in your prayers.

Anyone with information on Todd Larry Tennin’s whereabouts is asked to contact Maplewood police at 651-249-2600 or call 911.

Tennin’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to cover the cost of the funeral and ease the financial burden on Tennin’s children.

Bill Hudson


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