North Minneapolis: Angry words, and then two gunshots

  • Article by: ABBY SIMONS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 27, 2008 - 6:33 PM

Police say man who was killed in a north Minneapolis apartment building may have been ambushed.

Police said Wednesday that a man killed in a north Minneapolis apartment building was ambushed, while a neighbor said he may have argued with his killers before he was shot.

Jermaine Alvert Hudson, 23, of Brooklyn Park, was killed about midnight in the hallway of Folwell Park apartments at the intersection of Dowling and Girard Avenues N. He died at the scene of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Hennepin County medical examiner. A second man, a 21-year-old, was assaulted, according to police reports.

Neighbors who passed through the building's hallways Wednesday say they heard shots but didn't know who was involved. Others said they heard nothing.

Linda Schanilec said she was just getting ready to go to sleep when she heard two men argue for about two minutes.

"They had to be right outside" my door, she said. "They were saying something I couldn't make out, but all I knew is that they were angry."

The argument abruptly ended when Schanilec heard a shot. She dove into her bathroom and heard a second shot.

"It was very loud," she said. "You know it was a gun going off."

Schanilec said she stayed inside her apartment until the police knocked on her door a short time later. She saw no sign of the victim or suspects.

Schanilec said that she has been a resident of the building for eight years and that neighbors look out for each other.

Police have not yet made any arrests and ask anyone with information to call 612-692-8477.

Abby Simons • 612-673-4921

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