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.
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?