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Minneapolis stabbing victim is identified; robbery is possible scenario

  • Star Tribune
  • February 11, 2013 - 8:30 PM

Authorities on Monday identified the man who was fatally stabbed a few days earlier in north Minneapolis during what police suspect was a robbery. No arrests have been made.

Robert A. Young, 35, was found dead late Friday afternoon by police in his home in the 2000 block of Glenwood Avenue, according to the Hennepin County medical examiner's office.

An injured male was found at the home and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with what police described as noncritical stab wounds. His identity has yet to be released.

"[The] suspect is still at large was the last information I received," police Sgt. Stephen McCarty said Monday morning. McCarty said "possibly a robbery" was behind Young's death. The sergeant had no further details.

Despite the lack of an arrest, police have said that those involved all knew each other and there's no risk to the public growing out of this violence.

Young was in and out of trouble with the law over the years, most recently being acquitted in April 2011 of charges stemming from the torching of the St. Paul house in which he had lived. Witnesses said Young had threatened to set the house on fire if he were evicted.

He was convicted in Ramsey County in the mid-1990s for illegal weapons possession and first-degree assault.

PAUL WALSH

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