Golf Club Used to Murder Minneapolis Store Clerk
Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - Minneapolis police are reporting that a golf club was the weapon used in one of the city's most recent homicides.
Minneapolis officers rushed to a small grocery business near Loring Park to investigate reports of a stabbing just before 1 PM on Friday. They found a 66-year-old man behind the counter with a golf club impaled through his torso.
Emergency responders attempted lifesaving measures at the scene before the man was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center. The news release on the incident says, despite efforts to save him, the man died at the hospital.
Based on information supplied by a witness, Minneapolis police were able to track a suspect to a nearby apartment unit. The man had barricaded himself inside the residence, prompting police to pull in negotiators, a SWAT team, and the Minneapolis bomb squad.
That led to an extended standoff that was resolved after nearly 6 hours when the 44-year-old suspect was taken into custody without incident.
Minneapolis police investigators are now working to learn what transpired before the murder. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine the exact cause of the victim's death. His name has not been released.
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