Crime

A first-degree murder charge has been added to the case against the defendant in a Sept. 22 fatal shooting outside a Burnsville bar. A Dakota County grand jury on Thursday indicted Anthony Lee Nelson, 31, on first- and second-degree murder charges, County Attorney James Backstrom announced. Nelson, aka Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, has already been charged [...]

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The shooting deaths of a married Rosemount couple has been ruled a murder-suicide, according to preliminary results from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. The results released Oct. 10 show that Steven Lee Vasey Jr., 32, suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and Melissa Vasey, 31, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound while inside their apartment at the [...]

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Two people were found dead by police in a Rosemount apartment building at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, according to a release from the department. Officers made entry to the apartment in the 2900 block of 146th Street West after they received a request for police to check on the welfare of a couple [...]

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The body of Anarae Schunk, the missing Burnsville woman last seen with an ex-boyfriend at an alleged murder scene in Burnsville Sept. 22, has been found. Schunk’s body was found in rural Rice County, Rosemount police said in a news release Tuesday afternoon. The Hennepin County medical examiner identified the body. Authorities, family and friends [...]

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Woman charged with aiding an offender The alleged gunman in the fatal shooting at Nina’s Grill in Burnsville Sept. 22 was charged Thursday with second-degree murder. Anthony Lee Nelson, aka Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, of Rosemount, is accused of killing 23-year-old Palagor Obang Jobi outside the bar at closing time. Jobi, of Savage, suffered eight gunshot [...]

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