The St. Paul Police Department is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the capture of a suspected murderer.
On Dec. 16, 2020, Jeffery Adam Mintz, 55, was shot in the back while driving southbound on Snelling Avenue West in St. Paul. According to St. Paul police, he was able to stop his car near a bus stop shelter and call 911, but he died a couple hours after arriving at Regions Hospital.
The suspected killer shot Mintz from a minivan, but St. Paul police don’t have much information other than that, because they’ve renewed their call for tips after previously doing so nearly one year ago, in March 2021.
“A truly innocent victim. A senseless death. A suspect who fled westbound on University and hasn’t been located,” said the St. Paul PD in a Facebook post Tuesday. “Take a look at these photos. Recognize the van? Investigators believe it’s an early 2000s Dodge Grand Caravan or Plymouth Voyager. Know the driver? Heard something about who pulled the trigger?”
“Call us: 651-266-5650. Or call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. Jeffery’s family has teamed up with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota to offer a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. You can remain anonymous. Call us,” the police department added.
Mintz’s murder was one of 34 homicides in St. Paul in 2020, which tied the city record set in 1992. Unfortunately a new record of 38 was set in 2021, and the city may see that record surpassed here in 2022. Within the first 23 days of the new year, St. Paul recorded five homicides — 13% of last year’s record-breaking total in just the first three weeks of 2022 alone. The total is now at six.