Kingfield shooting marks city’s first homicide of 2014

Minneapolis Police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting in the Kingfield neighborhood on Jan. 23.

The victim died shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday  from injuries sustained during the shooting, which took place at 45th Street East and 1st Avenue South, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

The victim has been identified as Darnell Harris, 61. He was a Minneapolis resident.

Police responded to a report of gunfire at 9:17 p.m. on Jan. 23. and found the victim in a car with a gunshot wound to his lower leg, according to a police report. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to send a text to 847 411 (tip 411) or call the MPD’s tipline at 612-692-TIPS (8477). 

On her Facebook page, City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden (8th Ward) wrote: “My great sympathies to the victim’s family. … We will be working with the block, [Kingfield Neighborhood Association] and MPD on next steps for best connecting with the community, including at the KFNA crime and safety meeting.”