2 dead in vehicle on Penn Avenue in Minneapolis

Two people were found dead inside of a vehicle on the 4500 block of Penn Avenue N. in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

Officers responded to gunshots in the area at about 10 a.m. and saw two men running from the scene. Police said the shooting was not a random act.

On Thursday, Minneapolis police arrested Brian Morse, 21, in connection to the murders. (UPDATE April 12 -- Minneapolis police announced today that 30-year-old Leland Ethridge has also been arrested in connection with the shooting.)

Family members identified one of the victims as Odell Meanweather Frazier, known to friends and family as "Pete." He was a husband and father of 9, and one of his little girls was inside the house when her father was killed.

"He had no beef with anyone," said Nikisha Meanweather, a cousin of Pete. "For this to happen in front of his house, where his little baby and his little kids are, it seemed to be a little more personal than anything."


Anyone with any information about this case is asked to send a text to 847 411 (tip 411), enter MPD and the tip or call the tipline at 612-692-TIPS (8477). All texts are anonymous. The CCN is 15-122262.

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