MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Investigators were still on the scene when a south Minneapolis neighborhood found out that a murder had happened nearby, leaving some visibly shaken Monday afternoon.
Police arrested a 55-year-old man Monday morning after his wife was found dead at their home on the 1000 block of 61st Street West, in what residents describe as a "quiet, tight-knit community."
Tony Le is being held at Hennepin County Jail on probably cause murder charges, with business associates identifying the victim as his wife, Michelle Le, a part owner of Penn Nails and Spa in Richfield.
"She's very well known in the community, everybody raves about her and talks about her. They provide a great service here," said Bree Cowan, who works next door to Le's business in Richfield. "I don't know what's next. It affects us too. They were great neighbors in the business sense, and great people, so I'm just shocked."
Neighbors also said the couple has two grown sons, who are now without a mother.
"It has to be devastating for them, especially just to know and probably wonder why," Erica Ashford, who frequented one of the businesses next door to Le's. "What happened, why did their dad do what he did?"
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will officially release the victim’s cause of death after performing an autopsy.
The incident is being investigated as a domestic homicide, though authorities do not believe there is any continuing threat to the public.