Coon Rapids triple homicide: Alonzo Mingo faces murder charges after shooting 3 dead while dressed as UPS driver in Minnesota home

Coon Rapids triple homicide: Alonzo Mingo faces murder charges after shooting 3 dead while dressed as UPS driver in Minnesota home
Alonzo Pierre Mingo us charged with six counts of first-degree murder (Anoka County Jail)

MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS: The person suspected of carrying out the triple murder in Coon Rapids earlier this year is now facing additional murder charges.

In addition to the three counts of second-degree murder he was previously charged with, Alonzo Pierre Mingo, 37, is now facing six counts of first-degree murder following the discovery of a woman, her husband, and their son dead inside their home on January 26.

Shannon Patricia Jungwirth, her son Jorge Alexander Reyes-Jungwirth shot dead

Just before 12:30 pm on January 26, dispatchers received a 911 call with a female voice in the background describing what sounded like a domestic situation.

This prompted Coon Rapids police to be called to a home on the 200 block of 94th Avenue Northwest. A man with at least one gunshot wound to the head was found dead in the doorway of the house when the police arrived.

In an office, a woman was found dead in her bedroom, and a second man was found shot to death. According to court documents, she had also been shot in the head.

The victims have been identified by Anoka County authorities as Shannon Patricia Jungwirth, 42, her 20-year-old son Jorge Alexander Reyes-Jungwirth, and her 39-year-old spouse Mario Alberto Trejo Estrada, KARE 11 reported.

Two children under the age of five were found inside the house unharmed, according to the complaint.

The blue Nissan Altima drove up and parked in front of the house at 12:21 PM, according to information gathered by investigators on the scene from a pole camera positioned across the street from the house.

Three male suspects are observed getting out of the car and going inside the house; two of them are dressed like UPS delivery drivers. One of the men was carrying a cardboard box, according to the police, as if he were delivering a package.

The three men can be seen on surveillance footage leaving the house around 12:28 PM in the Nissan that belonged to Mingo.

Alonzo Mingo denied working at UPS and owning cell phone

According to audio and video recovered from a bedroom camera, Mingo and a man who appears to be one of the victims killed in the incident are seen entering the room together in a UPS-style uniform.

In accordance with the prosecution, Mingo is seen yanking the man and woman out of the bedroom at gunpoint after demanding money, with the young children trailing behind.

The children cry hysterically as the defendant enters the room again, this time with just the woman, and is seen on camera shooting her in the head at close range. 

Officers discovered the triple murder shortly after issuing a KOPS (Keeping Our Police Safe) alert, and shortly after, they found Mingo driving a Nissan close to 73rd Ave NE and Baker Rd in Fridley.

After being stopped, he was taken into custody. Later on, a cell phone that the defendant had allegedly thrown out his window prior to the traffic stop was found by investigating officers.

Mingo allegedly told investigators in a post-Miranda statement that he had never worked at UPS, didn't own a cell phone, and had spent the entire day at his Fridley home. 

Alonzo Mingo's court appearance is scheduled for April 17

Officers discovered the triple murder shortly after issuing a KOPS (Keeping Our Police Safe) alert, and shortly after, they found Mingo driving a Nissan close to 73rd Ave. NE and Baker Rd. in Fridley.

After being stopped, he was taken into custody. Later on, a cell phone that the defendant had allegedly thrown out his window prior to the traffic stop was found by investigating officers.

Mingo allegedly told investigators in a post-Miranda statement that he had never worked at UPS, didn't own a cell phone, and had spent the entire day at his Fridley home.

UPS stated that Mingo's employment with the company ended in mid-January, confirming that he was a seasonal worker. Mingo and two other suspects are connected to the crime by additional details included in the amended criminal complaint.

Omari Malik Shumpert, 19, and his brother Demetrius Trenton Shumpert, 31, have also been charged with three counts of second-degree murder.

Mario Alberto Trejo Estrada, one of the victims, was triple homicide and prosecutors think drug trafficking may have played a role.

According to search warrants, Estrada's actions, such as the seizure of suspected drug bags and the sending of money to Mexico, were monitored and tracked by members of the Twin Cities drug task force.

The warrant application also suggested that drug traffickers regularly sent the money they earned from drug sales to Mexico or other source states, based on the training and experience of task force members. 

The date of Mingo's upcoming court appearance is April 17.

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