Yaseen Johnson Shot Dead: PLYMOUTH (Minn. FOX 9) A 17-year old Albertville teenager found dead in a Plymouth vehicle Monday evening. Police are now asking the public for help in locating two suspects.
Police say officers responded to a call about a shooting in Plymouth’s 9700 block at 5:56 PM on Monday, November 14. Officers discovered a juvenile suffering from an apparent gunshot wound in a vehicle parked at an apartment complex.
On Wednesday, Yaseen Thomas of Albertville identified as the victim by the medical examiner. The medical examiner ruled that he died from multiple gunshot wounds and that he was a homicide.
In a press conference, Erik Fadden, Plymouth Public Safety Director, called Yaseen’s death tragic and offered condolences. This was called “Heartbreaking” as well as “Senseless”.
Fadden stated that Yaseen was 17 years old, and he still had his entire life ahead of him.
Yaseen Johnson’s Murder: 1 Arrest, 2 Suspects Wanted
Yaseen Johnson Shot Dead: Fadden stated that police had identified three people of concern in Johnson’s murder, including an 18 year old man, who taken into custody in Golden Valley on Wednesday. He was taken to Hennepin County Jail for probable cause murder.
Police ask for the public’s assistance in locating Hans Madave (19 years old) and a man (19 years old), from New Hope. They have not been charged.
Anyone with information on the suspects’ whereabouts or any other information is asked to call the tip line at 763-509-5177. Fadden advised that if you spot the suspects, don’t approach them. Instead, call 911.
Fadden addressed Sirleaf, Madave and others directly during the press conference. He urged them to immediately surrender to the police and do the right thing.
Fadden stated that officers worked around the clock to solve the case, following the tips they received.
Chief Fadden stressed that it was an ongoing and active investigation. Therefore, he had limited information that he would like to share. Fadden said that the relationship between the victim and the suspects is not known, but they did not live at the address Johnson was found.
Chief stated that the 18-year-old suspect was cooperating with police but would not give more details.
According to Fadden, the gun used to murder Johnson has yet to be discovered. Fadden said that he does not believe that there is any danger of violence random acts.