Game of Cards Leads to Fatal Brooklyn Park Shooting, Suspect Arrest
Brooklyn Park police say a shooting early Friday that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old man occurred during a game of cards. Police also announced the arrest of a 31-year-old suspect.
The shooting happened shortly before 2 a.m. Friday, June 2, at a home in the the 9500 block of Thomas Avenue North. Brooklyn Park police say they learned about the case when the victim was driven by friends to Unity Hospital in Fridley. The victim had a gunshot wound to the chest. His identity has not yet been released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
During the investigation, police say they learned the suspect and victim were attending a party and both were playing a game of cards. According to witnesses, the suspect pulled out a gun during the card game and shot the 19-year-old, police said. It’s unclear what provoked the shooting.
Suspect Arrested After Police Surround Apartment Complex
Brooklyn Park police were called to a residence in the the 8100 block of Zane Avenue North at around 6:30 p.m. Friday on a report of people smoking and using drugs. Upon arriving, police say officers immediately recognized the suspect.
Police say the suspect tried to escape off an apartment balcony, but officers had the complex surrounded. The suspect then surrendered and remains held without bail at the Hennepin County jail.
Court records show the suspect has a criminal history, including robbery and illegal gun possession. Murder and assault charges were pending, jail records showed late Monday morning.