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Friday, July 22, 2011

Arrests in Murder of Shea Stremcha

Arrests have been made in the murder of Shea Stremcha.  From the Minneapolis Police Department's communication on this incident:

July 21, 2011 (MINNEAPOLIS) On July 20, Third Precinct officers were dispatched to 2944 45th Avenue South on a shooting. When they arrived they found an adult male inside the residence. The male had an apparent gun shot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Shea Jeffrey William Stremcha, 25 years of age. The cause of death was a gunshot wound.

Minneapolis Police Department homicide investigators Sergeant John Holthusen and Sergeant Christopher Gaiters were assigned the case and began pursuing leads immediately.

Officers assigned to the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) arrested Robert Shelby (date of birth 2-26-1984) in the 1700 block of 3rd Street Northeast (case number 11-212263). VCAT also arrested Semaj Williams (date of birth 12-6-1989) in the 600 block of West Broadway Avenue. Both parties were booked into the Hennepin County Jail and are being held for Probable Cause Murder.

Homicide investigators will present the case to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office for consideration of criminal charges. The case control number for the homicide is 11-211549.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is asked to call the Minneapolis Police Department Homicide Unit at 612-673-2941.


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