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After man sentenced to 40 years in St. Paul murder, courthouse locked down and shots fired nearby (St. Paul, MN): After a man was sentenced Monday for his role in a St. Paul murder, a dispute began in the main downtown courthouse lobby and gunshots were fired several blocks away, according to the Ramsey County sheriff’s office and police.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: September 21, 2020

Native Mob Gang Member Sentenced To 270 Months In Prison For Drug Trafficking And Firearm Charges (St. Paul, MN): United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of TEVIN JAY MAURSTAD, 25, to 270 months in prison. Following a two-day bench trial, MAURSTAD was convicted on October 25, 2019, on six counts of drug trafficking and firearms violations. MAURSTAD was sentenced yesterday before Judge Susan Richard Nelson in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: September 2, 2020

Grandmother fatally shot in St. Paul was victim of gang violence, son says (St. Paul, MN): A woman who was fatally shot while watching her grandchildren Wednesday evening in St. Paul has been identified as 61-year-old Teresa A. Bearribs.
Source: Bring Me The News    Date: August 21, 2020

Minneapolis introduces new strategy to stop the violence (Minneapolis, MN): A day after homicides in Minneapolis surpassed the total from 2019, the city’s Office of Violence Prevention introduced a new strategy to the public on Monday. Branded as “MinneapolUS,” to emphasize unity in stopping the violence, the city will use a “Cure Violence” national model to treat the issue like a public health crisis.
Source: KARE 11 News    Date: August 18, 2020

Unarmed civilians being recruited to help fight crime in Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN): Engagement, deescalation and relationships are the three words that sum up the city's latest approach to re-imagining public safety as we know it in communities riddled with crime. "We are really trying to interrupt the patterns of violence and get to the root of the matter and also inspire these young people," Said Sasha Cotton, the Director of the Office of Violence Prevention for the city of Minneapolis.
Source: KARE 11 News    Date: August 11, 2020

Man charged with killing of 28-year-old in St. Paul found guilty (St. Paul, MN): The man charged in connection with the slaying of 28-year-old Shawn D. Jones of St. Paul Park in October has been found guilty.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: August 11, 2020

Ramsey County to end gang surveillance program due to poor results, racial disparities (Ramsey County, MN): Citing poor results and startling racial disparities, Ramsey County is disbanding a specialized unit within its probation program aimed exclusively at gang members. The gang unit, which started 23 years ago, engaged in enhanced surveillance of gang members convicted of crimes in order to break their involvement with the organized groups, track gang activity and keep the community safer.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: July 23, 2020

Citing stoppage in pay by city, Minneapolis crime prevention groups halt street outreach (Minneapolis, MN): Organizers of several Minneapolis crime-prevention groups have temporarily stopped doing street outreach because they say the city hasn’t paid them in weeks, even as gun violence continues to rise. The groups — including We Push for Peace and a coalition of ministers and gang members organized by Rev. Jerry McAfee that helped guard North Side businesses during the riots that followed George Floyd’s death — had been working with the city to combat crime, particularly in the Third and Fourth police precincts.
Source: StarTribune    Date: July 22, 2020

Ramsey County dissolves gang unit citing low success rate, racial disparities (St. Paul, MN): Known gang members will no longer be labeled and grouped together by Ramsey County probation officers as the “Gang Unit” within the community corrections department is being dissolved after 20 years.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: July 22, 2020

30-year term for man who fatally shot St. Paul gang rival, wounded victim's young son (St. Paul, MN): A 23-year-old south metro man has been sentenced to a 30-year term for fatally shooting a suspected gang rival in the back of the head in St. Paul and injuring his 4-year-old son as the two sat in an SUV.
Source: StarTribune    Date: July 14, 2020

St. Paul man sentenced to 30 years for fatally shooting young father and injuring 4-year-old (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally shooting a young father and injuring his 4-year-old son last fall.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: July 10, 2020

Hennepin County attorney files murder charges in two June homicides (Minneapolis, MN): The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office on Tuesday filed murder charges against two men in unrelated homicides that occurred in Minneapolis in June. Donell Deon Flowers, 24, is being held in the Hennepin County jail on charges of second-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Flowers was arrested Monday in connection with a June 4 shooting in north Minneapolis that left one man dead.
Source: StarTribune    Date: July 7, 2020

Charges: Man says gun discharged after falling from waistband of sweatpants, killing woman (Ramsey County, MN): A woman died Thursday morning after a shooting in St. Paul, according to the St. Paul Police Department. Police stated 25-year-old Taquita D. Williams, of St. Paul, was a victim of a shooting that happened late Wednesday on University Avenue W.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: July 2, 2020

Gun violence soars amid crises of health, public trust, officer reluctance (Minneapolis, MN): The wail of sirens starts long before nightfall. Gunfire erupted in broad daylight next to a north Minneapolis park as dozens of kids played last Monday, injuring four people. Barely 90 minutes later, bullets tore through four more victims at a notorious intersection along West Broadway, apparently in retaliation for the earlier shooting. All told, 10 were wounded in four separate shootings that day — all before the sun went down.
Source: StarTribune    Date: June 27, 2020

Nine injured Monday in three north Minneapolis shootings (Minneapolis, MN): Police are investigating three shootings in north Minneapolis Monday where nine people were injured. According to the Minneapolis Police Department, officers were called just after 2:30 p.m. to the area of the 1600 block of North Morgan Avenue.
Source: KARE 11 News    Date: June 22, 2020

Two charged after firing in direction of police SUVs, crowd gathered in front of St. Paul market, charges say (St. Paul, MN): Two males — a 24-year-old and a 17-year-old — are accused of shooting in the direction of three St. Paul police squad cars and a crowd of people gathered outside Sam’s Dairy on Maryland Avenue East earlier this week.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: June 12, 2020

Minneapolis teen sentenced for deadly October shootout involving rival gang member (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis teenager has been sentenced for killing a rival gang member in a shootout in October. Court records show 18-year-old Mahad Jama Ali was sentenced last week to over 16 years (198 months) at the St. Cloud Correctional Facility, and given credit for 227 days served. He had amended his plea to guilty on one count of second-degree murder back in April.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: June 5, 2020

Police Department Gets Donation for Youth Programs (Sartell, MN): The Sartell Police Department got a generous donation from an area bank to help fund a pair of youth programs. Police Chief Jim Hughes says Liberty Bank presented a check to the department for $6,000 last week and told KNSI News how the money would be spent.
Source: KNSI News    Date: April 28, 2020

Minneapolis teen pleads not guilty in murder of rival gang member (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis teen charged in connection to a deadly shootout that occurred in October 2019 has pleaded guilty. According to court records, Mahad Jama Ali, 18, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: April 21, 2020

Charges: Gang member's gunfire hits teen bystander at St. Paul gas station (St. Paul, MN): A gang member’s gunfire at a St. Paul gas station hit a teenage bystander as he and his family ran for their lives, according to charges against the 18-year-old suspect.
Source: StarTribune    Date: April 7, 2020

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