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UPDATED July 19: AUDIO: Shooting at Crave Dowtown Mpls Early Saturday

By MN Crime Watch, July 13, 2019 (UPDATED July 19, 2019)

AUDIO CLIP:  Crave shooting 7.13.2019.wav  

UPDATED July 19, 2019: The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has announced that the “victim” in the Saturday morning Crave shooting has been charged in an earlier shooting.

Demilo Martin has been charged with felony possession of a firearm by a prohibited person resulting from a gunfight on June 15 when at least 50 shots were fired between gangs in Northeast Minneapolis.

From the press release:

According to the criminal complaint, just before 5 a.m. on June 15, a shootout occurred in and around 2303 Kennedy St. NE in Minneapolis. Police recovered 51 discharged cartridge casings and identified bullet holes in several vehicles and multiple buildings. They concluded it was a shootout between several rival street gangs.

As part of the investigation, police recovered surveillance video of Martin approaching the building and removing a black semi-automatic pistol from his pants pocket. Martin then ejected the magazine and reinserted it and before entering the building.

Police also know Martin is a member of the Young N’ Thuggin’ street gang and has been involved in, or witness to, several recent gang-related shootings, the complaint states. On Tuesday, officers encountered Martin and showed him photos from the video recovered at the shootout. Martin admitted he was the person in the photo and that he had a gun when he entered the building.

Court records show that Martin, who listed an address on booking on the 2900 block of Oliver Avenue North, was convicted two previous times for prohibited person in possession of a firearm. He has been prohibited from possessing a gun since a juvenile adjudication in 2005 for criminal sexual conduct, according to the criminal complaint.

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(Demilo Martin, Source: Hennepin County Sheriff)

(Demilo Martin booking, Source: Hennepin County Jail)

AUDIO CLIP:  Crave shooting 7.13.2019.wav 

NOTE: The audio clip is not captured in real time. It spans about 15 minutes from 02:03 to 02:18 a.m.

UPDATED July 14, 2019: While a couple of TV media outlets briefly reported the shooting in morning broadcasts, the majority, including the Star Tribune, didn't have a report available until hours after this page called out media for not sufficiently reporting on the incident.

UPDATED July 13, 2019, 5:34 p.m.: An MPD spokesperson said in an afternoon press conference today that the shooting suspect had not been apprehended and that a man and woman received non-life threatening injuries during the shooting. Investigators are still working to identify facts in the case, and it's an open and active investigation and that limited information was available for public release.

Scanner audio captured the chaotic scene just after 2 a.m. Saturday following an apparent shooting inside Crave restaurant on the 800 block of Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.

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(Crave, Source: Google)

The dispatch originally aired that the shooting occurred on the rooftop of the restaurant, and responding officers were heard calling out a shooting victim inside the building on the second level. Officers also aired that the suspect was potentially still in the building.

The  audio seemed to indicate that a second victim was found on an upper level and that there was a large crowd present. Victims were apparently unable to identify the shooter.

Police continued to clear occupants and search for the suspect. A later dispatch indicated that a possible suspect was detained outside on the sidewalk. 

We are working to gather more information about the suspect, victims and other facts.

This is a developing story. Follow us here on Patreon for updates.

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