Grieving relatives are shown near the scene of a double homicide. Libor Jany/STAR TRIBUNE
Authorities have identified the two men slain in a shooting on a quiet, residential block in the Victory neighborhood on Wednesday morning as Odell Frazier and Eddie Pelmore.
Frazier, 47, and Pelmore, 56, both of Minneapolis were shot by a gunman or gunmen as they sat in a sport-utility vehicle parked outside Frazier's home on the 4500 block of Penn Avenue N., police said. Both men died of gunshots to the head, the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office reported on Friday.
Officers later arrested one of the suspects in the shooting, while another man managed to elude a police manhunt, including a State Patrol helicopter and dozens of officers, that continued into the afternoon.
Prosecutors on Wednesday charged a 21-year-old Chicago man with two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the killings, which were the city’s fifth and sixth homicides of the year.
The suspect, Brian Morse, initially denied any involvement in the shooting, but later admitted to being present while another man shot both victims, according to prosecutors.