$1,000 reward offered for tips in fatal Minneapolis drive-by - KMSP-TV

Minneapolis police, Crime Stoppers offer reward in fatal drive-by shooting

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Minneapolis police say a similar vehicle was used in the drive-by shooting. Minneapolis police say a similar vehicle was used in the drive-by shooting.
Tommy Bardney, 34 Tommy Bardney, 34
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

Investigators are asking the public to provide tips in the unsolved murder of 34-year-old Tommy Bardney, who was killed in a drive-by shooting on Humboldt Avenue North earlier this month.

At about 3:20 p.m. on April 2, officers responded to a shooting in the 1000 block of Humboldt Avenue North after a 911 caller reported that a shooting victim was lying in the street.

Police and medical personnel arrived within minutes and found Bardney suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bardney's wife, Rosie, told FOX 9 News she and her husband were sitting in their car and talking about the future when he was gunned down just steps away from their home. He leaves behind seven children.

After reviewing evidence and speaking with witnesses, police determined that the gunman was inside a vehicle described as an all-white 2005 to 2008 Chevy Uplander, possibly with a luggage rack. Witnesses say there at least two people in the van at the time.

Officers provided a photo of a similar style vehicle in the hopes that members of the public will identify the suspect vehicle or those involved.

Crime Stoppers of Minnesota allows members of the public to provide tips anonymously, and is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.

Tips can be made by calling Sgt. Tammy Diedrich at 612-692-8477 in reference to case number 13-097569 or by contacting Crime Stoppers in one of the following ways:

- Call 1-800-222-8477
- Text TIP674 plus the information to 274637
- Visit crimestoppersmn.org and click on "Give a Tip."

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