The Latest: the Victims, the suspect lived at the Salvation Army complex

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Last two men to be fatal in a Salvation Army apartment complex in Rochester, Minnesota (all times are local):

3:50 p.m.

The police in Rochester, Minnesota, says a man was “definitely under the influence of alcohol” when he allegedly stabbed two neighbors to death in a Salvation Army building.

The 53-year-old man was arrested shortly after the sting Saturday night at Castleview Apartments when police say he tried to flee from a rear staircase. He was being held on Sunday with two preliminary counts of second-degree murder.

Rochester police Capt. John Sherwin says the suspect had allegedly “bickered” with the victims “quite a bit.” Sherwin told the Post-Bulletin newspaper that the suspect was combative with the arresting officers and would not tell the researchers what happened after he was arrested.

The victims were identified as 57-year-old Phillip, William Hicks, and the 45-year-old Eric Alan Flemming. Sherwin says that both men were stabbed in the chest and upper abdomen.

The police says that the victims and suspect all lived in the apartments.


10 hours

The police has arrested a man in the fatal sting of two men in a Salvation Army apartment building in Minnesota.

The pitch was reported around 7:15 pm, on Saturday in a building in Rochester. The officials found the two men on the fourth floor of the building, “suffering from critical stab wounds.” They were declared dead in a hospital.

An officer found a man trying to leave the building by a rear stairway. The man, believed to be the only suspect, was arrested and remains in custody.

The names of the victims were not released. The police also will not release a possible motive.

Anne Bashaw-Meyer, Salvation Army director of development and community engagement, told the Post Bulletin she was “shocked” and “saddened” to hear of the stitch-but would not answer questions during the police investigation continues.

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