Minn. resident Alonzo Pierre Mingo was charged with three counts of second-degree murder with intent
A Minn. man was charged with murder after authorities said he dressed up as a package delivery man, invaded a home and killed three people.
Coon Rapids police said that they received a call at about 12:30 p.m. local time and dispatched officers to the home located in Minneapolis after hearing “sounds of a disturbance,” according to KSTP-TV.
When they arrived on the scene, they found three people dead, the deceased were later identified as Shannon Patricia Jungwirth, 42, Mario Alberto Trejo Estrada, 39, and Jorge Alexander Reyes-Jungwirth, 20, per the outlet. Police also found two young children in the home, both of whom had been present during the time of the shooting.
Prosecutors said surveillance video footage collected from a pole camera across from the home showed a blue Nissan Altima drive up and park in front of the house before three suspects — two of whom were wearing UPS-styled clothing — exited the car and entered the home, according to KARE 11. One of the suspects carried a cardboard box, the outlet reported.
Surveillance video inside the home then captured video of Mingo in what looked like a UPS-style uniform holding a man at gunpoint as he led him to a bedroom where a woman and two small children were present, the AP reported. Prosecutors said Mingo could be seen demanding money from the man before exiting the room with the man, woman and children.
The video then showed him returning to the room a short while later with the woman, who he later shot. The two children could be seen crying as they entered the room to see the woman on the floor.
After the officers discovered the bodies at the home, a Keeping Our Police Safe alert was issued and police officers were able to locate Mingo in his Nissan in Fridley, approximately 10 miles south of the crime scene. He was arrested around 3:15 p.m. local time, according to KARE 11.
While authorities said he had initially denied leaving his home or previously working with the UPS, police were able to trace the fingerprints found on the cardboard box left at the home to Mingo and found a UPS uniform in his backpack. Police did not say what the motive was behind the killings.
UPS confirmed to the AP and KARE 11 that Mingo had been a seasonal employee “who only worked for the company for a short time,” and that the company ended his employment sometime around mid-January.
Mingo was denied a public defender, according to KARE 11, and his bond was set at $5 million. He could face up to 40 years in prison for his second-degree murder conviction.
He was previously convicted in Illinois on aggravated battery charges, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possessing a firearm as a felon, according to KSTP-TV.
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