Suspect in Mpls.' first 2012 homicide awaiting first court hearing
- February 13, 2012 - 3:41 PM
The man suspected in a fatal shooting at a Nicollet Mall hotel early Saturday morning may appear in court as early as tomorrow, according to authorities.
The suspect, a 33-year-old from Cedar, Minn., has a lengthy criminal record, according to public documents.
He was captured just 20 minutes after Jeremy Robert Shannon, 33, of Minneapolis, was shot multiple times at 2:30 a.m. in room 911 of the Millennium Hotel, according to police. The suspect then fled the hotel and ran across Nicollet Mall to the Hyatt-Regency, where he was found "in a secure area," according to police. Police also found the gun they believe was used to kill Shannon.
Several witnesses were in the room at the time of the shooting and have been interviewed by investigators, said Minneapolis police spokesman Sgt. Stephen McCarty.
It's believed the two men knew each other, said McCarty.
MATT MCKINNEY • 612-217-1747
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