Affidavit: Amir Locke’s cousin arrested in connection to St. Paul homicide, was target of search when Locke was shot
Police have confirmed a St. Paul homicide suspect—who was connected to the search warrant that was served in Minneapolis last week and ended with a fatal shooting—has been arrested.
Although the suspect’s name has not yet been released, police say 17-year-old Mekhi Speed is now in custody after he was found in Winona. Prosecutors say they will file a petition to have Speed stand trial as an adult.
Speed was booked on suspicion of murder in connection to the death of 38-year-old Otis Elder, who was shot near Prior Avenue North and Oakley Avenue on Jan. 10. Formal charges against Speed are expected to be filed Tuesday in Ramsey County.
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Speed and his associates were who law enforcement was searching for when they executed a search warrant last Wednesday morning and fatally shot 22-year-old Amir Locke. Police later revealed Locke was not named in the search warrant.
The petition states Locke was Speed’s cousin.
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