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Police investigating homicide in Rosemount

A young man was shot and killed early Monday night at the Car Spa Car Wash. Police responded to the incident shortly after 6 p.m.

According to information from the city, officers found a 22-year-old male dead at the scene. The victim, whose name was not released, was from Apple Valley.

Witnesses reported seeing a suspect leave the scene in a 1997 to 2000 gold or tan Mercury Sable.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, 25-30 years old and possibly 6'3" or taller.

Detectives are interviewing witnesses to determine the events leading up to the shooting.

Detectives from the Rosemount Police Department, Dakota County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the case. A BCA vehicle was still on the scene at 9:30 p.m., as were squad cars from the Rosemount Police Department and the Dakota County Sheriff's department. Several other cars remained parked at the car wash as well.

The homicide is the first in Rosemount since March of 2008, when Rosemount High School student Dakota Butler stabbed classmate Cody Casey. Police believe it is only the second homicide in Rosemount's history.

Police wouldn't release any more information Monday night because the investigation is active.

Persons with information about this case should call the Rosemount Police Department at 651-325-1985.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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