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Suspect arrested in Minneapolis shooting

  • Associated Press
  • August 17, 2014 - 3:20 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities arrested a suspect Sunday in a shooting that that happened in south Minneapolis on Friday night.

Police spokesman John Alder said the 59-year-old suspect was arrested at the downtown Minneapolis bus station early Sunday while attempting to flee the state. Charges are pending.

The Hennepin County medical examiner identified the victim as Kenneth Madison, 53, of Minneapolis. He died early Saturday of a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Police have not given a motive for the shooting.

But the Star Tribune reported (http://strib.mn/VxhVQf ) the suspect was on parole for killing another driver while fleeing police in 2000. He pleaded guilty to causing a two-vehicle crash that killed a 28-year-old woman and seriously injured a man in the vehicle. The suspect was released from prison in late 2011 and put on intensive supervised release that was due to expire at the end of this month.

The medical examiner also identified the victim of an unrelated stabbing at a different location in south Minneapolis. Nanette Marie Haghi, 46, who had no permanent address, died of a stab wound to the chest early Saturday. No arrests have been announced in that case.

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