Kevin Yang Death – Kevin Yang was reportedly shot and killed by the FBI and Minneapolis Police in MPLS. According to a statement released by the FBI, a SWAT team from the agency was involved in the shooting incident that took place at midday in the 3700 block of Dupont Avenue N. They were there to serve an arrest warrant.
He spent hours barricaded inside a residence in north Minneapolis, livestreaming his negotiations with law enforcement before emerging armed and with a woman bound to him. According to a federal affidavit released on Thursday night, Chue Feng Yang, 33, of St. Paul, also known as Kevin, went on Facebook livestream and recorded several minutes of his negotiation with law enforcement until he exited the residence with the woman bound to him. Immediately, multiple gunshots were heard.
The FBI arrived around 5 a.m., according to Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara and Hennepin County Sheriff Dawanna Witt, who were present at the site. He stated that Minneapolis officers served as support but were not otherwise involved.
At the time of his demise, Yang was wanted for three felony arrest warrants. His past convictions include terroristic threats, burglary, unlawful firearm possession, and auto theft. According to court records, Yang was on probation for the theft of a motorcycle in 2021 when he and Raylean Gurneau, 26, were captured shooting a dog 10 to 12 times with a BB gun inside a stolen SUV six months later. According to animal cruelty allegations filed in Hennepin County, the two abandoned the injured animal in Bloomington and fled as the dog chased after their vehicle.
In January, Yang was also suspected of tossing a pit bull puppy from a speeding pickup being pursued by law enforcement. According to the animal cruelty allegations filed against Gurneau, Ramsey County sheriff’s deputies were pursuing suspected carjackers on Interstate 694 when the dog was thrown from a stolen vehicle onto the interstate. The dog was injured and subsequently euthanized.
The FBI agent’s affidavit for a federal search and seizure warrant was made public Thursday evening. According to the affidavit, law enforcement was at the residence to apprehend Yang in connection with the carjacking and noted that he had arrest warrants from Hennepin and Ramsey counties that were unrelated to the carjacking.
He informed agents that he was armed with a sawed-off shotgun and would shoot if they entered his residence.
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