Two men who crossed paths at a bar near the University of Minnesota clashed later a few blocks away, leaving one dead and the other jailed briefly, authorities said Monday.
The two first encountered each other Sunday at Sally’s Saloon. They left and ended up about three blocks away near SE. University Avenue and Oak Street, where their “altercation became physical” about 11 p.m., a statement from police read.
A police report said no weapon was used during the confrontation.
Derrick L. Geshick Jr., 27, of St. Paul, was taken by ambulance to HCMC, where he died, police said.
The other man was jailed Monday on suspicion of manslaughter until his release after less than three hours.
The suspect, a 20-year-old University of Minnesota student from Lakeville, “called 911 during the incident and spoke with dispatchers and stayed on the scene until squads arrived,” police said in a statement late Monday morning. “The individual continues to cooperate with the detectives.”
The man has not been charged. The Star Tribune generally does not identify suspects unless charges are filed.
Homicide detectives interviewed numerous people in the area, and department crime lab personnel collected evidence from the scene.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). All tips are anonymous, and information may lead to a reward. Tips can also be sent to police in a text to 847411 (TIP411). Enter MPD, a space, and then the information. Police are unable to detect who sends texts to this number.