Charges: After loud argument, car mechanic found killed in his garage

Witnesses said they heard people arguing loudly inside mechanic's garage.
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A 24-year-old man is charged with murder after a local mechanic was found dead in his garage, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

Officials say Steve Parker, a 56-year-old neighborhood mechanic, had been working on Rondell Russell Camp's car on Aldrich Avenue North in Minneapolis Sunday, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday.

That evening, witnesses saw Camp crawling through an alley, screaming in pain – police said he was "bleeding heavily." The 24-year-old told witnesses there was a dead body in a nearby garage.

When police arrived to the garage, they found Parker dead with cuts to his head, broken bones in his face, and a large stab wound to his neck. There was blood all around the area as well, the charges say.

Camp was taken to the hospital and treated for his leg injury. However, the attorney's office notes that Camp's injuries were not consistent with the amount of blood on him.

Camp told officials he drove to Parker's garage and claimed the car in there as his own, the charge say. And according to police, witnesses said they heard a loud argument inside the garage, right before Camp was found screaming in the alley.

Beyond that, the complaint doesn't offer many details as to what exactly led to the mechanic's death.

Officials say Camp is in custody and is expected to make his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon. He's being charged with second-degree murder which could land him in prison for up to 40 years if convicted.

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