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Police ID victim killed in Roseville homicide

Four of the 17-year-old suspect's family members were also injured in the attack, which prompted a shelter-in-place alert on Oct. 25.

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Roseville Police say an 88-year-old woman was killed and multiple family members were injured during an attack inside a home on the 1100 block of Ryan Avenue West.

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the attack prompted Ramsey County to issue a "shelter-in-place" alert that was accidentally sent out to a large swath of Ramsey County, the east metro and even some residents in the Minneapolis area. The alert said police were searching for a 17-year-old homicide suspect who was "at large."

The 17-year-old suspect was taken into custody near the Minnesota State Fairgrounds after police received a tip from a citizen in the area just before 11:20 a.m.

According to police, Patricia Frances Maslow, the suspect's grandmother, died from sharp and blunt-force trauma. His mother remains hospitalized and one of the 17-year-old's adult siblings was treated for blunt-force trauma and released.

Police said the suspect's two other adult siblings were treated for minor injuries and released at the scene.

Officials still haven't determined a reason for the attack and said there were no police-related calls to the residence and "no documented police contacts" with the suspect in the past.

The Ramsey County Attorney's Office is currently reviewing the case to make a charging decision.

Roseville Police and Ramsey County came under fire Tuesday after tens of thousands of people received the shelter-in-place alert. The message was only supposed to reach people within a one-square-mile radius of the scene on Ryan Avenue.

"The original intention is that the shelter-in-place would go out to this neighborhood since we believed he was on foot. Obviously, it went out to a much wider area," Roseville Police Chief Erika Scheider said. "We know that caused a lot of concern so we'll certainly be looking into what happened and make sure that doesn't happen again."

Scott Williams, the deputy county manager for Ramsey County's Safety and Justice Service Team, said the county is working with the state and FEMA to determine what broke down in the system on Tuesday. 


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