Skip to main content

Following standoff, neighbors want Woodbury motel shut down

Neighbors near the Red Roof Inn in Woodbury are pushing to get the business closed in the aftermath of a fatal shooting of a hostage during a police standoff last week. One of the crusaders who wants the Red Roof Inn shut down claims criminal activity has become too commonplace at motel, and says police have been called there 290 times last year.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Neighbors near the Red Roof Inn in Woodbury are pushing to get the business closed in the aftermath of a fatal shooting of a hostage during a police standoff last week, reports KMSP-TV.

Mark Eric Henderson, 19, of St. Paul was shot by police Sept. 1 as he fled from a motel room at the Red Roof Inn where Demetrius Ballinger, 25, allegedly commandeered a room full of hostages. Police said Henderson walked toward them and did not comply with their commands.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension confirmed that Henderson was not armed.

One of the crusaders who wants Red Roof Inn shut down claims criminal activity has become too commonplace at motel, and tells KMSP that police have been called there 290 times last year. The inn claims the police visits were routine or informational in nature

Ballinger was charged Tuesday with 27 separate felony counts in the standoff.

Next Up

cold, wind chill, freezing

It's going to be stupid cold again Tuesday and Wednesday

They'll almost certainly be the 10th and 11th days with subzero temps this month.

Akoya Lee

Byron native Akoya Lee sets NCAA record for points in a game

The Kansas State forward broke a record shared by former Gopher Rachel Banham.

Williams Uptown Pub

Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar closes indefinitely after shooting

Reports say police have arrested two suspects in the incident.

Alex Rodríguez

A-Rod wears a Packers hat, Minnesotans lose their minds

The Timberwolves co-owner didn't endear himself to his fan base on Saturday night.

Flickr - Minneapolis police squad - Chad Davis

Police: Man shoots into crowd at funeral reception in Minneapolis

The shooting happened at a reception following a funeral on Saturday afternoon.

Screen Shot 2022-01-23 at 8.37.27 AM

Watch: Jimmy Garoppolo says 'F*** the Packers' after playoff win

The 49ers quarterback congratulated Robbie Gould in spectacular fashion.

Aaron Rodgers

America dunks on Aaron Rodgers after loss to 49ers

The Packers quarterback was destroyed on social media on Saturday night.

Marcus Foligno

Foligno's OT winner gives Wild fans a happy Hockey Day

A slow start gave way to the Wild's fifth win in the past six games.

snow

Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives

Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.

Related

Man charged with 27 felonies after Woodbury motel standoff

A Stillwater man was charged Tuesday with 27 separate felony counts in connection with a Red Roof Inn standoff with police involving hostages, which ultimately ended with an officer fatally shooting a man who had been a hostage, KARE 11 reports. The charges stemming from the Aug. 31 incident include sexual conduct involving a victim under the age of 13. Police say he sexually assaulted juveniles.

Man shot by police at Woodbury motel was unarmed hostage

A 19-year-old man police shot and killed in a standoff at a Woodbury motel early Friday was one of the hostages who escaped from the alleged gunman at the motel, the Star Tribune reports. According to police, Mark Eric Henderson was shot by officers as he emerged from the motel room, walked toward them and did not comply with their commands. Officers reportedly believed that Henderson was armed -- but he was not -- and now the victim's family wants answers.

1 dead after Woodbury standoff, hostage situation

Police say a man died in an early-morning shooting and hostage situation Friday in Woodbury, KARE 11 reports. Police were called to the Red Roof Inn off Valley Creek Road and Interstate 494 at about 1:30 a.m. Friday on a report of multiple shots fired. Officers scramabled to evacuate the hotel, then negotiated with the alleged gunman, who was holding as many as nine hostages, according to initial reports. After about four hours, he was taken into custody.

police tape, crime scene

Suspect dies by suicide after 11 hour standoff in Wisconsin motel

The standoff occurred at a motel in Balsam Lake.

Men in full-body spandex outfits startle people in Woodbury

Three men appeared around Woodbury covered head-to-toe in spandex outfits, but were hardly greeted like superheroes. In fact, police had to talk with the men to say "they were freaking people out."

Woodbury man releases song in honor of 'The Avengers'

Ryan Daniel, of Woodbury, was so excited for the release of "The Avengers" that he wrote a song about it. He hopes that it can be included in the DVD release of the film.