Police have arrested a second suspect in a fatal shooting in Burnsville over the weekend, and recovered a vehicle they had been searching for in connection with the case.
According to KMSP TV police located the vehicle, a 1983 Buick LeSabre, they think was driven by the suspect in the deadly shooting outside of Nina's Bar and Grill. That man has been arrested. Wednesday night a 24-year-old Rosemount woman was also arrested in connection with the shooting, FOX 9 reports.
However, the suspect's ex-girlfriend Anarae Schunk remains missing. Schunk was seen on surveillance video entering the bar that night with the suspect. The two had been dating on and off, according to friends.
Palagor Obang Jobi, 23, of Savage was found dead in the parking lot outside of Nina's Sunday morning. Police said a verbal argument lead to the shooting.
FOX 9 says on Saturday, Schunk's father dropped her off at Caribou Coffee at Hwy. 13 and Cliff Rd., where she spent time studying. Schunk is a student at the University of Minnesota studying sociology.
Around 9:14 p.m., FOX 9 says text messages from Schunk's cell phone were sent to her mother and a friend in Wisconsin that said, "I love you." Since then, she hasn't been heard from, her phone has gone straight to voicemail and her social media accounts have been inactive.
More than a dozen police officers were actively searching for Schunk Wednesday. Police say she is not considered a suspect in Sunday's killing.
The male suspect was arrested in Rosemount Tuesday and is not being cooperative with police, the Star Tribune said.
"It’s semi-discouraging that he was found without her but also encouraging at the same time, knowing that there was a chance that she was able to escape, evade and potentially try to protect herself,” Owen Schunk, Anarae Schunk's brother, told WCCO.
The suspect has a long criminal history that includes convictions for aggravated robbery, possession of a weapon by an ineligible person and drug crimes.
He's being held in the Dakota County Jail on probable cause second-degree murder. Authorities have until noon Thursday to file charges against him.
Anyone with information related to this case is urged to call the Burnsville police tip line at 952-895-4636.