From the STrib, by staff writers Matt McKinney and Paul Walsh:
Man fatally shot in south Minneapolis homeA 25-year-old man was found shot dead in his south Minneapolis home overnight, and police tracked a bloody trail from the crime scene in pursuit of the killer.
Police were called to the home, on 45th Avenue and just north of East Lake Street, shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday. A man inside was dead by the time police arrived. His identity has yet to be released.
No arrests have been made.
The victim and his wife-to-be had moved into the home within the past year, neighbors said.
"It's weird because I just met him," said Ashley Crain, who lives two doors north of the killing. "We were sleeping and our neighbor was getting murdered."
Crain said the man worked for a major financial planning company and described him as a pleasant person.
"They seemed like real sweethearts," Jerry Wehrley, another neighbor, said of the victim and his fiancee. "We're pretty spooked."
A law-enforcement bloodhound followed a trail of blood drips from the home's side door, through the back yard and north through the alley. Police used ultraviolet lights in an effort to track the blood, and they removed the side door and boarded up the home.
This part of the city is not a troublesome area for police.
"You just don't expect to have these things happen," Crain said.
Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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