A Maple Grove man was charged with second-degree murder Friday in the stabbing death of a man late Thursday in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood, the Hennepin County attorney’s office announced Friday.
Brandon Bockoven, 23, told police he stabbed the victim twice after they argued about money, according to the criminal complaint.
Police were called to 13th and University avenues SE., near the University of Minnesota, just after 7:30 p.m. and found the victim in the front passenger seat of a Honda sedan. He died later in a hospital, police said. His name has not been released.
When officers arrived, they found Bockoven in the driver’s seat with two other people nearby, the charges say. When police asked where the suspect had gone, Bockoven told them that he was the one who had stabbed the victim. He handed a blue folding knife to police at the scene, according to the complaint.
The two other passengers in the car told police that the men were arguing over money the victim owed to Bockoven for some auto parts, according to the criminal complaint. One witness told police she saw Bockoven stab the victim twice in the torso.
He was arrested at the scene and remains in jail in lieu of $1 million bail, with a court date of Aug. 29.