Man dies after shooting in Whittier; 5th Precinct crime reports

Police responded to a reported shooting at the 2100 block of 3rd Avenue South on Wednesday, May 6 and sent a man by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he later died.

The incident happened shortly after 3:30 p.m., police said.

The victim is Whittier resident Jordan Carson Adams, age 19, according to the medical examiner’s office. The office said he died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen inflicted at an apartment building at 2101 3rd Ave. S. 

Police said they have arrested two people in connection with the shooting.

“This does not appear to have been a random incident,” police said.

Anyone with information is asked to text 847 411 or call 692-8477.

Garage burglary trend

The 5th Precinct reports an increase in garage burglaries in the past week.

Suspects are gaining entry by taking garage door openers from parked vehicles, police said, either entering unlocked car doors or breaking windows in the process. Police said they have no suspect information at this time.

Police advise residents never to leave garage door openers inside their cars overnight. Police also recommend pinning windows, and always locking up doors and windows when leaving the home.

Suspicious activity warranting a 911 call includes unfamiliar vehicles circling the block, strangers walking through alleys and looking into garages, or any suspicious person who knocks on the door (perhaps asking for an occupant who doesn’t live there). Burglars often knock on doors to see if anyone is home, police said.

If residents are burglarized, police ask them not to contaminate the crime scene by cleaning up or touching anything a suspect might have touched. Police recommend recording the serial numbers of all guns or electronics in the home.

5th precinct open house May 13

The 5th Precinct hosts an open house on Wednesday, May 13, featuring horses from the mounted patrol, a K9 dog, bomb robots and a fire truck.

Department specialty units will be on hand to chat, as well as SWAT negotiators. The event includes free food and a performance by the MPD Band.

The open house runs from 5-7 p.m. at 3101 Nicollet Ave.

City requires Uptown McDonald’s to reduce lobby hours

The Uptown McDonald’s at 2929 Hennepin Ave. generated 400 police responses in 2014, prompting city officials to review the business operations.

A city report said police responses were nearly double that of other McDonald’s restaurants in the city. Inspectors reported an unkempt lobby, people sleeping in the lobby, and others “loitering without consuming food.”

“A review of past police incidents showed a high number of patrons that were described as intoxicated and having drug paraphernalia,” stated the city’s findings.

Under a new agreement with the city, the 24-hour restaurant would continue to keep the drive-thru window open, but would close the lobby from at least 2-5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, if not longer.

If the business doesn’t hire off-duty police officers to work 11 p.m.-3 a.m. on weekend nights and private security to work Thursday nights, it must close the lobby by 1 a.m. Thursday thru Saturday.

Police will check McDonald’s surveillance cameras to ensure they cover the entire property.

The property owner has signed off on the changes, and the City Council approved the agreement May 1. 

 

This story is updated to note arrests related to the May 6 shooting.