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Man found dead, possibly shot, on Lake Street sidewalk in Minneapolis

He was discovered just east of Midtown Global Market.
The man was found dead just east of Midtown Global Market.

The man was found dead just east of Midtown Global Market.

A man was found dead on the sidewalk along Minneapolis' busy Lake Street overnight.

Police got a report at 1:37 a.m. of a person "down" near 12th Avenue South and East Lake Street – just a couple blocks east of Midtown Global Market, along a heavily trafficked road.

When officers arrived they found the man dead on the sidewalk. While not confirmed, the police department said it appears he may have been shot.

The Minneapolis PD is investigating, including canvassing the area and speaking with people.

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The identity of the victim, as well as a cause of death, will be released by the Medical Examiner's Office in the coming days.

Anyone who might have information is asked to leave a tip through Crime Stoppers of Minnesota, or online at

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