Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Earl Lee Malone, 18-Year-Old Victim In Rare Northside "Justified Homicide," Had Been Arrested And Released On A Robbery Charge Last Month...

Image obviously taken from social media, published by WCCO with the
words "Credit: CBS," so CBS please consider yourself credited, blog post
by John Hoff

Earl Lee Malone, 18, (pictured above) was killed on the Northside by a guy named Kelvin Richardson, 21, in what authorities either believe was a justified homicide or can't prove it WASN'T.

Click here for yesterday's JNS blog article, with addendum, on this incident. 

Richardson reportedly told authorities Malone was trying to rob him. JNS blog believes when one person kills another, even when it may be justified, the public has an interest in examining the facts in a transparent way. 


Yes, already the God-I-Love-My-Guns crowd is giving me heck about publishing Richardson's name off the jail roster, a public document easily located online. Most of the time the "God and guns crowd" just loves-loves-loves my Northside crime reporting, but just let me publish the name of a triggerman in a justified homicide, and their fickle "red state love" goes south like a Canada goose...


The homicide happened on the Northside but involved two young people who weren't FROM the our neighborhood, at least not from our neighborhood at the moment the incident happened.

Earl Lee Malone was... 


...a resident of Edina. The man who killed him,  Kelvin Richardson, was from SOUTH Minneapolis. How did these two men encounter each other at Knox Ave. N. and 26th, arguably the toughest part of a troubled  neighborhood where neither one resided? And why did one of them end up dead? 

An important clue appears on the Hennepin County jail roster from August 25. On that date, Malone was...
...arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery. He was released on August 27 because charges had not been brought within 36 hours. This information appears on a "Google cache" since the jail roster is always changing. 

However, other than his two day incarceration, (I am still trying to determine if any charges were brought later) Malone has no criminal record. He is, of course, only 18 years old and juvenile records, (with rare exceptions) don't appear on MNCIS. 

Kelvin Richardson, who at the age of 21 already has a conceal and carry permit, doesn't appear to have any criminal record. In fact, since Richardson has weapons permit, it's likely he's clean as whistle. 

So what was this guy doing on the Northside ? Delivering PIZZA? WHO ON GOD'S HOT AND CHEESY EARTH DELIVERS TO KNOX AVE. N. AND 26TH? 

It should be noted Richardson apparently remained at the scene of the shooting, thus making his story even more credible. 

One question the blogger has, though I'm probably not the only person wondering this right about now...

Is Earl Lee Malone any relative of Denell Malone, who was convicted of murdering Haywood Eaton on the Northside?  

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for this guy! Cheers dude, and thank you for taking another one off our streets.

Anonymous said...

Thankfully justice was served on that day. I am sorry, but I love's me a justified homicide especially when it is a punk trying to take someone else's hard earned money.
Kelvin deserves a medal for defending himself against a punk who probably would have shot and killed him IF IF IF he would have succeeded in relieving Kelvin of his BILL MONEY! Another thing I would like to ask you is why are you always questioning why someone is in NoMi if they do not live there. I have friends and family who still live in NoMi and have for many years.
God forbid I get killed while visiting them because I assume you would accuse me of looking for drugs since I am something other than a Black man( then I would be a banger in your eyes, I guess).
I am glad that me and the fine young man Mr. Richardson have one thing (probably more) in common; A conceal and carry and the trained ability to shoot assholes without holding the gun at "movie shot" angles. Rest in pieces, Malone, you were a goddamned fool whose number popped up and no one to blame except yourself and it is too late now. Good luck to you Mr. Richardson and I hope your future is bright because you will always have one hell of a story to tell.

Anonymous said...

No you idiot, that doesn't mean you can use the photo if you credit CBS. That means WCCO has permission to use the photo if they credited CBS as they are a CBS affiliate. Your use violates copyright, as the bottom of the WCCO post claims copyright.

Johnny Northside! said...

Ah, a visit from the "copyright troll" who has been making carping copyright comments for a couple years now, I think, but has never gotten ANYWHERE.

The "copyright" at the bottom of the STORY refers to the STORY, not the photo which was appears to have been obtained from social media.

If the photo was copyrighted, the notice of copyright would or should appear below the photo, but it does not, instead it says "Credit CBS" which, according to the request and/or instruction, I have done.

BTW, can anybody provide a link to a Facebook page for either party in this story?

Johnny Northside! said...

A comment rejected which, in summary, comments on the process of decomposition common to all humanity when they die and goes on to state this should be a lesson, of sorts, only these things are stated in very crude, angry and triumphant language.

Clean it up or your comments will be rejected.

Johnny Northside! said...

There is every good reason to ask why EITHER of them was in North Minneapolis and in particular at 26th and Knox which is a very tough area.

Anonymous said...

TO THOSE WHO CHEER ANOTHER ONE GONE...BE CAREFUL...EARL IS GONE SO NOW THERE IS ONLY ONE STORY AND THATS KELVINS...BUT THERE WAS WITNESSES WHO SAW KELVIN GET OUT A CAR AND CHASE EARL...AND ALSO NUMEROUS RESIDENTS THAT REPEAT THEY ONLY HEARD ONE SHOT...YES THERE IS MORE TO THIS STORY..IT WILL COME OUT AND I PRAY FOR ALL CONCERN

Anonymous said...

Family is no "reason" johnny?...i'll give you a pass if any one of your family gets caught up in an element by circumstance, chance, or purpose in a place where they just happened to end up at or if family has existed in the area for years and regardless of whatever.
Real life long friends? Shit doesn't exist in NoMi does it johnny? Chill out, bro, you keep calling your true self out in vivid "colors". NoMi is more diverse than you know because your ass is not FROM here. Fuck you and go back to where you came from...how about that, white guy?

Anonymous said...

I was cute..waddant I..i kilt da hos fo I got kilt..i was born in 96 dint liv long..................................................................................................................did I?!?

Anonymous said...

It's people like you who make this neighborhood bad, John. You feed into and spread the false impression of how safe/unsafe the neighborhood is. I live closer to 26th and Knox than you (when you bother to reside in Minneapolis), and it is not that "tough" of an area. You are a bonehead who makes the neighborhood worse, instead of better, every time you take pen in hand.

Anonymous said...

Your subjective rationalizations walk a fine line.You have a legitimate agenda and your ass to cover. You are a schlep rock and need to eat humble pie, but in a minor way. Take it easy ,son. You have talents.

Anonymous said...

Kelvin was on his way home from work, stopped at a gas station, and was forced by earl to drive to that area where he tried to rob him. Completely justified... Lil piece of shit robbed the wrong person... Maybe him and his buddies should get jobs instead of posting pics with guns on social media and robbing innocent hard working people.

Johnny Northside! said...

In regard to the "on his way home from work" comment, is there a shred of proof you can offer or direct me toward other than your own anonymous say so?

Johnny Northside! said...

The anonymous poster claims to live closer to 26th and Knox than me. The anonymous poster could claim to live upon one of the moons of Saturn and there would be only SLIGHTLY less proof.

Johnny Northside! said...

I don't know what the point is of that world's longest ellipse (...) or the rest of the comment, but whatever.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure some of these posters are from URANUS!!!

Anonymous said...

I must assume that you are getting the point...or you are a fraud who is getting ready to get the hell out of dodge and take your act to another destination.
You are easy and, at times, difficult to read. Keep 'em guessin' is what I see.

Anonymous said...

Good job Kevin!!!! Love u Lil bro always!!!!

Anonymous said...

He tried to rob my Lil bro and thts wat he got! My bro been working ever since he's been able to. And does it matter wat he was doing on the north side? Maybe he was visiting a family member or his daughter. So dnt speak on something u actually know nothing about!

Anonymous said...

Earl Lee Malone did have a felony 1st Degree Agg Robbery Warrant issued, $100,000 Bail. Ironic

Anonymous said...

A tre tre crip

Johnny Northside! said...

Where is the proof, anonymous commenter, of any affiliation with the Tre Tre Crips?

Johnny Northside! said...

Where is that information coming from about a warrant?

Anonymous said...

Call hennepin county warrants n ask

Anonymous said...

Speaking of punks, you do realize that DaShanuta Gomez was found guilty of killing dude, right? Where is the follow up? Gomez clan shake you down or something? He now joins Malo and Chardin at the Stillwater Rest and Play Resort or some udder place.

Anonymous said...

"The anonymous poster could claim to live upon one of the moons of Saturn and there would be only SLIGHTLY less proof. " WTF does THAT mean?

Johnny Northside! said...

There is no proof where the anonymous commenter lives. He or she could live anywhere and claim anything. That's what it means.

Johnny Northside! said...

In regard to following up with DaShaunta Gomez: This blog doesn't write a story unless I have some unique information. I do not repeat, verbatim, news that can be found in mainstream media. Generally I just post a link to the comments section of a story when there is a resolution like this.

Anonymous said...

Where the hell are you living, and I mean it with a whole fucking heart.... proof that you ain't around boy..this is old fucking news and you are acting fucking stupid. The Gomez Murderous-CLAN threatened you enough to make you shut the fuck up you little bitch. Give it up like your boy Mr. Inquisition...coward faced fucking punk who let the poverty pimps and the Gomez faction face you down because you are a gutless white boy.

Anonymous said...

That is why you are a want-to-be fucking lawyer -activist. You are a veteran who has served his country and for that you are admired. John, you have my respect, but you need to stay on your game and keep focused and consistent.
This is not a family you need to adhere to. This family has been a scourge on NoMi since, at least, the seventies...you get my drift?

Anonymous said...

Unique my ass. You are not hard to read. You seem to be a front running dickhead who some one, somebody, intimidated which makes you irrelevant for what you supposedly represent...another pussy bites the dust. The problem being is that one time I respected your inquiries.

Johnny Northside! said...

Your "drift?"

Nobody deserves to be hunted down and exterminated, if that's your "drift."

Well, except ISIS, etc, the obvious exception.

Johnny Northside! said...

Regarding the Gomez clan...

I don't repeat, verbatim, stories in the mass media. If I had a unique Gomez story, I would publish it. It's all I can do just to write the unique stories, so why would I tell readers, oh, guess what? Ninety-nine mainstream media sources are reporting THIS CONVICTION! Why would I BOTHER?

Anonymous said...

Because you are a good man with true convictions who needs to stay the course. You are a tried and proved VETERAN and people should stop and think about the sacrifice's you've made.
Thank you for your service in defending us in which ever way the government justified.
You did it, and the rest will always talk their shit. Drive on, brother.(at least you fucking care)

Johnny Northside! said...

This blog is rejecting comments that comment, in a crude way, on changes that happen to human bodies following homicide. Here is the rejected comment with that portion redacted:

Scumbag XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
post this and be rich/?/?//!!! iknow you won't and too bad for you because this is not a bluff. You are a goddammed pussy no matter what...BROKE or not.

Anonymous said...

Stay strong for ur bro

Dominique Oberry said...

Rest in peace to my blood fucking cousin and u pussies thats talking shit

Anonymous said...

Dominique (a bitch's name I guess) will be the next punk to eat lead when they try to take people's shit..too bad your CUZ is being eaten by worms and they are probably throwing up too. Earl the squirrel Malone is now calling hell his home.

Johnny Northside! said...

I am publishing a comment I find reprehensible because it appears a dialogue of sorts is taking place and that is superior to people shooting each other. Also, it is good for these things to be out in the open where the authorities can take notice.