Arrests Made in Saturday’s Double Shooting

May 10, 2021

Over the last 24 hours, officers and homicide detectives from the Minneapolis Police Department has placed two people under arrest for the double shooting and homicide that occurred Saturday evening in the area of South 9th Street and LaSalle Avenue. 

Sheavery Sharnez Starr, 30 and Otis Terrell Givens, 45, were both arrested in separate locations over the past 24 hours.

Original News Release

Shooting Leaves One Injured and One Deceased

At 10:22 pm on Saturday, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department responded to the area of 9th Street South and LaSalle on 911 calls reporting the sound of shots fired. While in route, officers were advised that additional callers were reporting there appeared to be a man down on 9th Street South between LaSalle and Hennepin Avenues. 

Officers arrived and located an adult male suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Officers rendered aid and he was transported to Hennepin Healthcare via ambulance. While officers were helping that shooting victim, other officers were securing the area and located a deceased adult female in the parking structure at 9th Street and LaSalle. The suspect fled prior to officer’s arrival.

Homicide investigators arrived at the scene and spoke with people in the area.  Crime Lab personnel responded to document the scene and collect evidence. 

The Medical Examiner will release the identity of the victim, along with the nature and cause of death in the days to come. 

The GO # for this case is 21-097162.

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