Fugitive heroin dealer is arrested in Chicago

A suspected Minneapolis drug dealer wanted on third-degree murder charges in the death of an addict has been arrested in Chicago, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.

Devon McFerrin, 31, had been sought since being charged in February. He is accused of supplying the dose of heroin that killed Timothy C. St. John, 31, on Feb. 20, 2012. St. John bought the drugs from McFerrin at Pennwood Market in north Minneapolis, then died of an overdose in his apartment in Hopkins, police said.

Prosecutors across the metro area have turned to the third-degree murder charge to push back against dealers. A record 120 people died of heroin or opiate overdoses in the Twin Cities in 2011, according to the most recent state records available.

Minneapolis shooting victim is Richfield man

A man shot and killed in south Minneapolis on Monday night was identified by the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office Saturday.

Police found Juan Francisco Reyes Rosario, 31, of Richfield, on a sidewalk on 43rd Street between 4th and 5th Avenues S. after responding about 6:30 p.m. to shots being fired.

Witnesses reported that the shots were fired from a vehicle that fled the scene near Eddy’s Barber Shop at 4301 4th Av. S. Investigators recovered multiple bullet casings.

Police Lt. Danny May, the acting 3rd Precinct commander, said the shooting doesn’t appear to be random.

New Hope man died in Corvette crash

The man killed when a speeding Corvette crashed into two utility poles in Eden Prairie and rolled over is Kyle Boline, 23, of New Hope. Another man, whom police have not identified, was injured in the crash.

The men were thrown from the sports car, suggesting that neither was wearing a seat belt when the car left Eden Prairie Road near Kurtz Lane about 8 p.m. Thursday, police said. Investigators have not indicated who was driving the Corvette.

Boy pulled from Wirth Lake is identified

A 7-year-old who was found unconscious in Wirth Lake on Friday was identified on Saturday as Keylen Rashan Thorton.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office released the name and said Keylen had been transferred from North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale to Children’s Hospital and Clinics in Minneapolis.

A spokesman for Children’s Hospital said the boy’s condition was not immediately available. He was found in water 4 to 6 feet deep about 2 p.m. Friday, but it was unclear how long he’d been underwater in Wirth Park’s lake, officials said.

One killed, one hurt in tractor accident

One man was killed and another person was hurt after a tractor accident Saturday in Wright County.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office was called at 5:45 p.m. about a tractor flipping over into a ditch near the intersection of County Road 104 and NW. Huber Avenue in Clearwater Township.

Two people were pinned under the tractor until emergency medical assistance arrived. The injured person was flown from the scene in an air ambulance.

No names from the incident were released, and it remains under investigation.

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