Cops: Minnesota woman shot and killed in parking garage while running from killer

minnesota woman shot and killed in parking ramp while running away from killer
Source: Mega

May. 14 2021, Published 12:44 p.m. ET

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An altercation outside a parking garage in Minnesota turned deadly, as police say a woman tried to get away and was shot in the back.

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Minneapolis police were called to the scene around 10:30 p.m. on May 8 after shots fired and a man appeared to be injured in the shooting, according to authorities.

Once at the scene, police gave aid to the shooting victim, who had non-life-threatening wounds, police said. 

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While securing the scene, police found a woman dead on the first floor of the parking ramp, according to authorities.

Police said the woman, later determined to be Ariana Bradley, 24, was shot twice, once in the arm and once in the back of the head.

Witnesses told cops that a group of people got into an argument in an alley near the parking garage and that Otis Givens, 45, and Bradley were part of that fight, police said.

Prior to the incident, Givens was seen at The Saloon Bar, according to witnesses. In surveillance footage, he was seen wearing salmon-colored pants during the incident.

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A witness told police that during the fight, a man who was with Bradley brought out a handgun and the witness responded by drawing her own handgun, which she accidentally shot and struck a man in the leg, police said.

At this point, the woman said she gave the handgun to Givens, the Sun Post reported.

Bradley and the witness left the scene and headed to the first floor of a nearby parking garage, police said.

Givens followed them into the garage and shot Bradley in the back of the head and arm as she was trying to run away, authorities said.

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Givens later told a witness he “can’t believe that I shot that girl.” 

Givens was arrested on May 10, wearing the same salmon-colored pants seen in surveillance footage, police said.

He was charged with second-degree murder and is being held in the Hennepin County Jail.

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