Update: Authorities ID man fatally shot near 35W

Authorities have released the name of the man who was fatally shot early Saturday morning near Interstate 35W.

Michael Edward Rekow, 46, died at 2:52 a.m. Saturday of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. Authorities have ruled his death a homicide and have arrested a man in connection with the shooting.

Rekow was found dead inside a vehicle on the southbound 46th Street ramp, according to authorities. Several 911 callers had reported hearing gunshots, and one caller reported a vehicle crashed into the freeway sound wall.

It is believed that Rekow and the suspect were known to each other.

Anyone with information is encouraged to text their tip into 847411 (TIP411).  Enter MPD, a space and then the information.  These text messages are assigned a tip number and the police department has no way of identifying the source of the information.  All texts are anonymous.  People may also call the MPD TIP Line at 612-692-TIPS (8477).

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