Authorities ID men killed in north Minneapolis market; suspect awaits charges

September 11, 2018

Authorities on Tuesday identified the two men who were fatally shot at a north Minneapolis market Sunday, two of four homicides recorded in three days in the city.

Jamarius M. Shief, 18, of Minneapolis, and Samuel T. Abron-Yeager, 23, of Fridley, both died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiners Office.

Shief and Abron-Yeager were hit during a shootout among three men about 9:45 a.m. Sunday at the Emerson Food Market in the 2600 block of Emerson Avenue N. Shief died at the scene, and Abron-Yeager died less than two hours later at North Memorial Medical Center. A third man suffered noncritical gunshot wounds.

A 19-year-old Minneapolis man was booked into jail by Minneapolis park police Sunday night. In his brief time as an adult, the suspect has two convictions on his record in Minnesota for theft, one a misdemeanor and the other a felony. His felony conviction on Aug. 29 called for him to perform 20 days of community service and three years probation.

Sundays shootout prompted a probation violation hearing for Wednesday.

The alleged shooter, who goes by several aliases, has yet to be charged. The Star Tribune generally does not name suspects before they are charged.

The killings followed two others on Friday in two other locations in the city. The Hennepin County Medical Examiners Office identified one of the men as 32-year-old Liban Mohamed Abdulahi of Burnsville. Officers found his body inside a car in the parking lot behind the Hard Times Cafe in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood on Friday night. The medical examiner determined that he died of gunshot wounds.

The other homicide victim from Friday was identified as Steven L. Fields, 42, of Richfield, who was found fatally shot multiple times behind a bar in the 2000 block of Washington Avenue N.

There have been no announced arrests in those deaths.

Paul Walsh 612-673-4482

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