Rochester Police Investigate St Patrick’s Day Double Murder
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Rochester Police are investigating a double homicide. Police Captain John Sherwin says officers were sent to the Castleview Apartments at 120 North Broadway around 7:15 p.m. to investigate reports of a double stabbing and found two men on the fourth floor of the building with what were described as critical stab wounds.
The victims were rushed to St. Marys Hospital, where they were pronounced dead around 8 p.m. Their names have not been released.
Captain Sherwin says an officer sent to the scene located a man trying to exit the apartment building from a rear stairwell. The man was taken into custody and is considered the lone suspect in the case.
Sherwin says additional information will be released as it becomes available.
The murders are the third and fourth homicides investigated by Rochester Police this year. Just last week, a 40-year-old Iraqi immigrant was shot to death near his family's northwest Rochester apartment, and a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in January during a confrontation that followed a minor traffic crash.
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