Brooklyn Park Police Arrest 16-Year-Old for Halloween Shooting After Second Victim Dies
Brooklyn Park police say they’ve arrested a suspect in connection with last week’s Halloween homicides.
Police announced on Monday, Nov. 6 that they’ve arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the shootings.
He’s being held on probable cause for second-degree murder while charges are pending.
The crime occurred around 5 p.m. on Halloween. Two teens were shot at Zane and 73rd Avenues, across the street from Huntington Place Apartments.
Police say the suspect and the victims knew each other, and that the crime was not a random incident.
Police are asking residents who live along Brunswick Avenue North between 73rd Avenue North and Shingle Creek to check their yards for a discarded firearm.
“Officers have thoroughly searched the area with the assistance of a K9, but due to the size of the area and obstructions, the search has been challenging to conduct,” police wrote in a community alert. “If evidence is located, avoid handling it and contact 911 immediately.”
Meanwhile, one of the victims in the shooting died in the hospital on Friday.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office identified him as 16-year-old Chardid Farah, of Minneapolis.
The other victim, 16-year-old Diriye Muhumed, of Brooklyn Park, died at the scene of the shooting.