Murder suspect sought

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September 19, 2005 // UPDATED 1:58 pm - April 26, 2007
By: Jeremy Stratton
Jeremy Stratton

One month after 49-year-old Anthony Doyle was shot to death in a public transit center and parking ramp near the homeless shelter he stayed at, police are looking for Deangelo Davis, 29, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the alleged shooting.

According to the complaint filed Sept. 14 by Minneapolis Police Sergeant Bruce Folkens, Doyle was found shot outside the 7th Street Garage, 101 N. 9th St., on the morning of August 12. Doyle was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Ave., where he was pronounced dead due to a single gunshot wound that cut his femoral artery.

A witness noted in the complaint said she heard a gun shot and then jumped on a bus, scared, before looking back to see the suspect put something in his shirt and run away.

Another witness mentioned in the complaint said he drove the suspect away in his cab.

Sgt. Folkens said that police had surveillance photos of a suspect but had not identified him as recently as Sept. 12.

"Once people are charged and warrants are issued, we usually get people," said Folkens, a day before Davis was charged. "It's hard to run from a murder charge."

Folkens said that "significantly fewer" shots were fired than the 20 reported by a man who told the Downtown Journal he had witnessed the shooting. That witness said the area was crowded at the time with people leaving two shelters across the street from the 7th Street garage.

Folkens said the case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information about the suspect may call Sgt. Bruce Folkens at 673-3410.