A 29-year-old Fridley man was fatally shot early Thursday in the parking lot of a Coon Rapids bar in a dispute over a card game, and a suspect has been arrested, authorities said.
The shooting occurred about 12:40 a.m. at Willy’s Bar, 2501 Coon Rapids Blvd.
The victim, identified as Rayontra Raydell McCall, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, where he was pronounced dead.
Police are reviewing surveillance video and interviewing witnesses in an effort to learn more about the circumstances leading up to the shooting.
A 43-year-old man from Ramsey is being held in the Anoka County jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.
This was the 11th time police have been called to the bar this year, with most reasons involving drunken patrons. Police Sgt. Tom Hawley said the bar is “not a huge problem place.”
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Coon Rapids police and the Anoka County medical examiner are investigating.