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Hunt for man wanted for murder of 20-year-old woman in Austin

The victim has been identified as Tyesha Tahne Gills.
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A booking photo of McGruder taken in 2019.

A booking photo of McGruder taken in 2019.

Police have issued a warrant for a man wanted for the murder of a 20-year-old woman in Austin, Minnesota, at the weekend.

Austin Police Department identified the victim of Saturday's fatal shooting as Tyesha Tahne Gills, a resident of the city.

Wanted for her killing is Me’Darian Ledale McGruder, a 27-year-old man who also lives in Austin, but who is currently on the run, with Austin PD saying his whereabouts are unknown.

Gills was shot inside her home on 10th Street Northwest just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

She died after being taken to the Mayo Climic Health System in Austin.

"Anyone with information related to [McGruder's] whereabouts should contact the Austin Police Department or their local law enforcement agency," Austin PD said.

Per media reports, McGruder had previously been charged in 2019 with being a violent felon in possession of a firearm, violent felon in possession of firearm ammunition and second-degree assault-dangerous weapon.

It came after he reportedly brandished a gun and waved it in the air after he arrived at a property to pick up his 2-year-old daughter.

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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