Minneapolis

Man shot Sunday on Irving Av. N. has died

A man who was found shot over the weekend in the Jordan neighborhood of north Minneapolis has died from his injuries, police officials and community activists said on Monday.

The shooting, the latest in a series of violent incidents in the area in recent weeks, prompted police to beef up patrols.

Police were summoned to the 2600 block of Irving Avenue N. about 3:25 p.m. Sunday by someone who reported a shooting, department spokesman John Elder said. Later, officers learned that the victim of the shooting had been driven to North Memorial Medical Center, where he died on Monday, Elder said. The death is being treated as suspicious, he said.

LIBOR JANY

 

Suspect arrested in robbery of elderly woman

Minneapolis police on Sunday arrested the second of two suspects in the robbery of a 90-year-old woman as she walked home from a grocery store in south Minneapolis, officials said.

Officials said the 43-year-old woman, who has yet to be charged, was arrested by Minneapolis police just before 8 p.m. on Sunday. The woman is expected to be charged with aggravated robbery.

Her alleged accomplice, identified as Morgan Elizabeth Bierman, 28, was arrested on a similar charge on Friday, authorities said. The two women are accused of confronting the elderly victim as she walked home carrying grocery bags on the morning of Aug. 5, Third Precinct inspector Michael Sullivan told reporters on Monday. They said they had a gun and threatened to shoot her if she didn’t surrender her purse. The incident occurred on the 3100 block of East 51st Street.

LIBOR JANY

 

ST. PAUL

Pedestrian killed on I-94 near downtown

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Monday morning on Interstate 94 in downtown St. Paul and later died at Regions Hospital, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

The victim, later identified as Walker Munson, 54, of Minneapolis, was hit while in the left lane of the eastbound lanes of the freeway at 10:56 a.m. near John Ireland Boulevard.

Christopher Garza, the driver of the Toyota Camry who hit the victim, was not hurt, nor was a 24-year-old passenger in his vehicle, the patrol said.

The freeway was closed for about an hour as authorities investigated the incident.

Tim Harlow

 

LAKEVILLE

Motorcyclist dies after crash on Dodd Blvd.

A motorcyclist died Monday morning after crashing into equipment in a Lakeville construction zone.

Wayne Robert DeWolf, 57, drove his 2015 Yamaha motorcycle around road closure barricades and collided with an asphalt paver parked on Dodd Boulevard near the intersection with 217th Street, according to a post on the Lakeville Police Department’s Facebook page. He died at the scene of the crash.

The collision was reported to police about 5 a.m.

DeWolf, a Lakeville resident, was on his way to work when he hit the paver, said Lakeville Deputy Chief John Kornmann. He was not wearing a helmet, according to police.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Jessie Van Berkel