Suspect arrested in Minneapolis shooting death

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A Minneapolis man has been arrested in connection with the north Minneapolis shooting death of Jody Patzner, Jr., news sources report.

Hezekiah Cory Hamilton, 24, was arrested Tuesday night and is currently being held at Hennepin County Jail, Minneapolis Police Sgt. Steven McCarty told WCCO News.

Patzner, 22, was shot Monday while riding a bike a block from his north Minneapolis home with a plate of lasagna for an ill family friend, the Star Tribune reported.

A neighbor told the Star Tribune that three youths confronted Patzner as he biked along Fremont Avenue North. According to the neighbor, the youths yelled that they wanted his bike. Then the neighbor heard two gunshots and saw the assailants run away.

Patzner biked for 30 feet then collapsed on the sidewalk of the 3500 block of Fremont Avenue N., the Star Tribune reported.

Hamilton has a criminal history that includes convictions of assault, terroristic threats and drug possession, according to the Star Tribune.

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