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Safety Exception, blog post by John Hoff
The year was 1996, and Minneapolis had a new police chief named Bob Olson. No more had Olson stepped off a plane from New York when 66-year-old Eugene Kennedy was gunned down on Girard Avenue North while hosting a card game. One presumes the point of the "card game" involved more than gleefully yelling "Go fish!"
Three days later, on "Broadway Avenue," somebody named "Malo Gomez" was shot to death in a phone booth...
Readers of JNS blog and many other citizens of Minneapolis have heard the name Malo Gomez. He was the crazy kid who fired on police officers because, he said, he was bored. JNS blog does not believe that excuse and believes Malo was trying to gun down police in order to collect a bounty offered by a gang.
But according to a newspaper article from 1996, a portion of which is available online (click here) , there was ANOTHER Malo Gomez.
I thought I knew the whole Gomez family tree pretty well. All the way from Paktya Province, Afghanistan, during my rare and delicious down time from soldiering, I wrote a handy dandy online guide to the Gomez crime family, click here.
Now I find out there was ANOTHER Malo Gomez? Relationship to the OTHER members of the Gomez family unknown?
It's like being an archeologist who digs up an old finger bone and realizes there's an unknown branch of the human family nobody accounted for previously!
Here's what my anonymous commenter says:
And, of course, this information fits perfectly with the new JNS blog focus on "crime families" in North Minneapolis.
Anonymous commenters, whoever you are (police intel unit, cough cough) just keep the good information coming!