Twin Cities weekend crime incident recap

A 17-year-old died in a South St. Paul shooting late Sunday night.

St. Paul police respond to a homicide on the 700 block of Edmund Avenue. (St. Paul Police Department)

Minneapolis police responded Friday just before 12:30 p.m. to a report of shots fired on the 2600 block of Lyndale Avenue South, according to police dispatch audio. One person was located by police in a vehicle at 28th and Hennepin with injuries from shattered glass after the bullet reportedly came through their windshield. Another person was located nearby who told police they were shot at on Lyndale Avenue. Police said there was a bullet in that person’s vehicle. Police also said an apartment window above Aldi at 26th and Lyndale had been shattered in the incident. At the time, police stated they believed occupants of two vehicles were shooting at each other. No official statement was released by police.

Navonna Latina West, 25, of Minneapolis was charged Friday in Hennepin County with two counts of malicious punishment of a child related to injuries discovered on her 4-month-old child, and she is suspected in the death of her 2-year-old child. Minneapolis police released a statement on May 4 that they had responded to a report of a child not breathing on the 2400 block of Oakland Avenue. Lifesaving measures were attempted but the 2-year-old was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The 4-month-old child was transported to a hospital for evaluation. Charges state that numerous injuries were found on the infant including bruising, possible burns, scabbing, lesions, possible chemical burns, scarring and other injuries. Minneapolis police called the death of the 2-year-old homicide number 32 for the city. The death continues to be investigated and toxicology reports are still pending from the Hennepin County medical examiner. West remains in custody on $100,000 bail.

Navonna Latina West/Hennepin County Jail

Second-degree murder charges were filed Friday against Tisen Doverspike-Wiggins, 20, in the St. Paul homicide of Erick F. Stevens, 26, on Wednesday on the 700 block of Edmund Avenue. Charges say the parties were known to each other and the shooting took place inside a residence over a possible financial dispute. Police later found the discarded gun with an extended magazine stuffed under some wire in a nearby community garden, which had been found by a community member. The shooting was St. Paul’s 15th homicide for the year.

Minneapolis police responded around 3:15 a.m. Saturday to a report of a shooting at Speedway, 801 West Lake Street. Upon arrival, they located two people shot, a male and female, according to police dispatch audio. Police stated they were performing CPR on one person and had applied a tourniquet to the other person. Further dispatch audio indicated that the female in her 20s had been shot once in the upper thigh. The male in his mid-20s had been shot in the back with an exit wound, and he was conscious and talking on the way to the hospital. Police later updated that preliminary information indicated the parties were not employees and that police were still working to determine whether the shooting took place inside or outside of the store. MPD said injuries to both were potentially life-threatening.

Brooklyn Park police released a statement Saturday saying they had been flagged down about 4:10 p.m. by a passerby and advised of a shooting that had just occurred in the 7400 block of Regent Avenue North. Officers arriving at the scene located several spent shell casings, and spoke with several witnesses. They learned that a short argument had occurred at a nearby gas station and a vehicle had been seen leaving the area with an occupant firing a gun. Police said no injured parties were located, and no damage to property was found at the time.

Minneapolis police on Saturday initiated a pursuit of a vehicle just after 6:30 p.m. after they reported hearing a “long burst of full auto” gunfire near 12th and Oliver Avenue North, according to police dispatch audio. While the pursuit headed toward downtown Minneapolis, the pursuing squad reported that they’d been involved in a crash on Lyndale Avenue North near Olson Memorial Highway. No injuries were reported at the time, according to the audio. At the same time, the dispatcher aired that the shots fired had been upgraded to a shooting at 12th and Oliver. Police were subsequently informed that the shooting victim had self-transported to the hospital, but the fire department was requested to the scene for a washdown. An audio clip was posted online that was purported to be the shots fired in the incident.

A police spokesperson did not immediately reply to a request by Alpha New for more information on this incident.

Bloomington police tried to stop a vehicle for expired tabs Saturday evening at about 8:30 p.m. in a grocery store parking lot near West 98th Street and Lyndale Avenue South. The vehicle fled from police and a short pursuit ensued back and forth on 98th Street at over 70 mph, according to police dispatch audio. The vehicle was eventually stopped near 98th and Wentworth Avenue South. A man, woman and child were reported to be in the vehicle. Police detained the male at gunpoint proned out on the ground; he was reported to be compliant.

Information subsequently aired about the male party identified him as Deangelo Reed, a “non-compliant sexual offender.” Hennepin County booking records from Monday show Reed, of north Minneapolis, to be in custody and charged with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with a missing or altered serial number, and fleeing police in a motor vehicle, as well as a probable cause hold for predatory offender registration failure. Charges say during a search of the vehicle, police located a loaded Glock 9mm handgun inside a gift bag and the serial number appeared to have been ground off. Reed subsequently admitted to police that the gun belonged to him. Reed has a prior conviction on second-degree assault which prohibits him from possessing firearms. Reed also has a pending case on felony charges of second-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm related to a shooting in north Minneapolis on Dec. 11, 2021. Reed had been out of custody on $40,000 bond in that case.

Deangelo Lamont Reed, 2020 mugshot/Minnesota Deptartment of Corrections

A Minneapolis off-duty officer at 4:10 p.m. on Sunday reported multiple shots fired near West Broadway Avenue and Lyndale Avenue North, according to police dispatch audio. The scene was reported to be at the gas pumps at Winner Gas where police found several spent shell casings. A shooting victim was subsequently discovered nearby at Walgreens with a minor gunshot wound to his arm, police aired. A police camera operator at the time stated that the suspect vehicle was a white Lexus with a sunroof and the shooter was hanging out the top. Based on the license plate captured, the camera operator said the Lexus was on the “hot sheet,” meaning it had previously been stolen. About 4:30 p.m., another gunshot victim showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, and they told police they were at Winner Gas at the time. The suspect white Lexus was subsequently discovered abandoned just before 6 p.m. in the Fifth Precinct at 27th and Emerson Avenue South. An audio clip of gunshots purported to be from the shooting was posted online.

A police spokesperson did not immediately reply to a request by Alpha New for more information on this incident.

Burnsville police reported on Sunday evening that they responded to a report of a shoplifter at Walmart. The suspect then pepper-sprayed the officer before fleeing on foot. The suspect was then tased by the officer. Jail records show a suspect was booked into custody on probable cause charges of fourth-degree assault on a police officer, fleeing police, theft, and receiving stolen property.

A 17-year-old died in a South St. Paul shooting late Sunday night. Police responded around 10:40 p.m. to a report of shots fired and a person down in the road on the 1900 block of Conver Avenue, according to police dispatch audio. Police arrived and said they found a person with a gunshot wound to the head and a gun next to them. Police aired that the person was not breathing and had no pulse; they began CPR on the person. A crime scene was taped off and police requested the State Patrol helicopter. South St. Paul police later released a statement saying a 17-year-old male had died in the shooting which they did not believe to be random. The incident continues to be investigated.

– – –

Minnesota Crime Watch & Information publishes news, info and commentary about crime, public safety and livability issues in Minneapolis, the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota.