Originally published on April 23. Updated with victim’s identity.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two people are in custody Saturday following an hours-long standoff in south Minneapolis in the wake of a fatal shooting.READ MORE: Minnesota Auto Shops Swamped with Hail-Damage Repairs
The Minneapolis Police Department says officers responded shortly before noon to a report of shots fired in the area of the 4100 block of Portland Avenue South, in the city’s Bryant neighborhood.
Police found a man, who appeared to be in his late 20s, suffering from severe gunshot wounds a few blocks away, near the intersection of 41st Street and Park Avenue. Paramedics brought the man to a hospital, where he later died. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office announced on Monday that the victim is 29-year-old Darius Deshawn Light. His official cause of death was a gunshot wound to the back.READ MORE: Minneapolis North H.S. Principal Put On Leave After Attending Sit-In With Students
At least two people suspected in the shooting — a man and a woman — entered a home on the 4100 block of Portland Avenue. Crisis negotiators responded, as did a SWAT team. Some residents were evacuated from nearby homes.
The negotiators spoke with the suspects for roughly three hours until they left the house with their hands up around 2:30 p.m.
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The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to leave an anonymous tip with CrimeStoppers online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.