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Police describe suspect's vehicle in north side murder

Posted by: Matt McKinney Updated: April 11, 2013 - 5:28 PM

A SUV similar to this one was seen leaving the scene of Tommy Bardney's murder. Photo courtesy of Mpls police.

The police want the public's help identifying who was inside a white Chevrolet Uplander that pulled alongside Tommy Bardney April 2 moments before he was shot in the head and left to die. The SUV, which may have had a rooftop luggage rack, was occupied by at least two people, according to police.

A reward of up to $1,000 has been offered by Crimestoppers of Minnesota to anyone who can provide the Minneapolis police with information about the shooting.

Witnesses said Bardney, 34, was speaking to his wife in the seconds before he was killed. The couple sat inside a van parked on the 1000 block of Humboldt Avenue North. The Uplander pulled alongside them at about 3:20 p.m. and someone inside shot through Bardney's driver's side window and hit him in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Uplander is believed to be a 2005 to 2008 model, similar to the one pictured here, according to police.

Anyone with information about this case should call Minneapolis Police Sgt. Tammy Diedrich at 612-692-8477, or 612-692-TIPS. To give information to Crimestoppers of Minnesota about this case or any other, call 1-800-222-8477, text TIP674 plus your information to 274637 or go to the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppersmn.org and click on "Give a Tip."

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