MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Police have arrested the man they believe robbed and beat another man Monday night in Minneapolis, leaving him in critical condition. The announcement came after authorities circulated images of the suspect to various social media platforms and media agencies, hoping someone with information on the crime would contact police.
The robbery took place at 11:17 p.m. Monday night, with officers responding to a report of an assault downtown. They arrived to find a man unconscious near the Buzz Mart on North 5th Street.
“It looks from the video that this suspect targeted this victim,” Officer Corey Schmidt of the Minneapolis Police Department told Fox 9. “Someone else walks out of the store just as the victim's getting ready to exit. So this other person walked out, walked right passed the suspect and nothing happened to him -- so it's very clear from the video that this suspect targeted this person.”
The attack took just 30 seconds from beginning to end, leaving the 24-year-old victim unconscious. The victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center where he remains in critical condition..
“The suspect punches the victim repeatedly, then stops and takes his wallet out of the pocket of the victim and then starts stomping on the victim's head,” Officer Schmidt said.
Security from nearby businesses rushed to help, but the suspect got away. Minneapolis police shared images of the suspect on social media, leading to the identification and arrest of 29-year-old Terry Anthony Williams.
Williams is being held on charges that include felony assault.