MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Minneapolis police have issued an arrest warrant for a man connected to the murder of a Minneapolis activist and are offering up to a $2,500 reward with Crime Stoppers to encourage tipsters to come forward with information that could lead to his arrest.
Police are looking for 27-year-old Sid Brady Strickland-Green. Police spokesman John Elder said he could not give further information on Strickland-Green's role in the murder case as it remains a "very active investigation." However, according to a search warrant obtained by Fox 9, a witness told police Strickland-Green was the shooter.
On April 3, Tyrone Williams was fatally shot near 8th Avenue North and Elwood Avenue North in Minneapolis. His sister, Raiesha Williams, told Fox 9 Tyrone had just finished reading Dr. Seuss to his children. He left to go to work and moments later, she heard gunshots only to find her brother dying on the sidewalk.
“My brother has left four young children and a gaping hole within our family,” said Kendra Williams, Tyrone’s sister.
Tyrone Williams was also known for his work in the Black Lives Matter movement and being an entrepreneur in the fashion industry.
“We don’t need any more bloodshed, I don’t want another mother to have to get this, so please give the information to the authorities,” said Rosemary Neville-Williams, Tyrone’s mother.
The search warrant also revealed Strickland-Green is associated with Williams' former roommate, Napier Johnson, who was evicted from the duplex he and Williams lived in, after an ongoing disagreement came to a head on March 30.
According to the search warrant, after Johnson’s eviction, Williams told his friends Johnson threatened to kill him. Investigators say Johnson also stabbed a couch inside the duplex multiple times, even leaving blades in the couch. Before the shooting, Johnson flew to Florida. Investigators later learned the first person Strickland-Green called minutes after the murder was Williams' former roommate, Johnson.
Anyone with information on Strickland-Green's whereabouts or the case is asked to contact the Minneapolis Police Department or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can remain anonymous.