Seward Neighborhood – Franklin & 23rd Ave South Shooting Incident
In response to the shooting that occurred on Franklin Avenue Inspector Gerold would like for the community to know the following.
As a neighbor and Precinct Commander I am very concerned about this shooting and the community’s reaction. This shooting was domestic related; shooter was the cousin of the victim and is in custody. This was not random and is unrelated to other crime. Officers on scene did a great job of gathering information that led to the arrest and we appreciate the witnesses that provided information.
While I understand the concerns, the worst thing we can do is avoid Franklin Ave. A strong presence of good people going about their business and “owning the street” greatly reduces the chances that the negative elements can operate on the street.
For questions, contact:
Shun Tillman, Crime Prevention Analyst
Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct
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