Manhunt for Minnesota Fugitive Accused of Killing His Cousin Ends in Los Angeles, Authorities Say

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Source: Minnesota Department of Corrections; UNSPLASH

Jul. 27 2023, Published 10:31 a.m. ET

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The manhunt for a Minnesota man wanted for the murder of a family member ended when he was apprehended across the country in California, authorities announced.

On July 25, Michael Croud, of Ogema, was taken into custody in Los Angeles and he was awaiting extradition to Minnesota, the Becker County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

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The 41-year-old suspect is accused of fatally shooting his cousin, David Hanks, 35, on June 25 in Pine Point. The victim was in a vehicle outside a home when the incident occurred, according to the sheriff’s office.

An eyewitness claimed Croud approached the vehicle, opened the door and shot his cousin multiple times, Inforum reported.


According to the publication, at the time of the shooting, Croud was on parole after he was convicted and served time for robbing a man and beating him with a pipe in Mahnomen County.


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