Crookston homicide suspect in custody after officer-involved shooting in Bloomington

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Photo Courtesy: Crookston Police Department

After a series of shots fired, police in Bloomington, Minnesota spent more than 6 hours late Wednesday night into Thursday morning searching for a man wanted in connection to a homicide in Crookston. Just after 3 a.m., Bloomington police confirmed their suspect was in custody.

Crookston police believe Eddie Markeith Frazier, 49, may be involved with the death of 48-year-old Tawnja Rene Wallace. Wednesday morning, she was found dead by police in the home she shared with Frazier. Police began looking for Frazier and believed he was headed to the Twin Cities.

Wednesday evening, investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension led the search to Bloomington. BCA agents and Bloomington police attempted to make contact with Frazier at 86th and Oakland.

Just after 9 p.m., officers attempted to approach his car and shots were fired. Police confirm this was an officer-involved shooting. Frazier got away, but police later found the car abandoned at 83rd and Wentworth.

Police set up a large perimeter from Portland Ave to Lyndale Ave, and from 86th Street to American Blvd, requesting everyone in the area stay indoors. Additional officers and K9 units came to search the area, house-by-house and yard-by-yard.

Just after 3 a.m., the suspect was taken into custody on the 8200 block of Stevens Avenue. All roads were reopened by 3:30 a.m.