After massive manhunt by law enforcement agencies, spanning over the last three days, Lucifer Nguyen, who is wanted in a Mendota Heights murder case, has been captured. The suspect was apprehended Monday night in Blaine.
Latest reports suggest that the 44-year old Lucifer Nguyen was apprehended while he was trying to flee in a car. The police, looking for him, stopped a car that looked travelling suspiciously. When the police stopped the car, they found that the accused was trying to flee.
The 44-year old man is wanted in the death of a woman at a Minnesota business center. He has reportedly been charged with killing 48-year old Beverly Cory, inside her suburban St. Paul office on Saturday. The woman worked as a financial adviser.
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office in a statement said that the suspect is being held at the county jail. Besides killing Beverly Cory, the suspect also faces charges of aggravated robbery, burglary and kidnapping.
Officials claim that the man went into a house in the suburb of Mendota Heights on Saturday, whipped out a gun as the woman and asked for cash. Later the suspect is alleged to have entered an apartment building.
Mendota Heights Police Chief Kelly McCarthy, while talking about the sequence of events said, “He entered in there and said something to the employees, but how long that was, exactly what he said . . . I don’t know”. Authorities claim that while the building was being evacuated, some people saw blood seeping out of an office door in a nearby building.
Beverly Cory, according to her autopsy report, was killed by a single gunshot to the head.
The police release said, “Sheriff (Tim) Leslie wants to thank the public and the entire law enforcement community for their assistance in the search for the suspect”.
After killing the woman, Nguyen allegedly stole her 2005 Toyota Corolla, ditched it at the Washington County Fairgrounds later Saturday morning and remained on the lam. He was last seen Saturday in the Stillwater area, authorities said.
Reports suggest that Dakota County prosecutors charged Nguyen with second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery and one count each of first-degree burglary and kidnapping in connection with the series of events on Saturday.
Cory was reportedly a member of the LGBT Community. She is Survived by her wife, Kim. Lavender Magazine paid heartfelt tribute to the woman. “On behalf of everyone at Lavender Magazine, we send our condolences to the family and friends of Beverly Cory, the victim of a shooting yesterday in Mendota Heights. Beverly was a financial advisor for Edward Jones, and a member of Quorum, the GLBT Chamber of Commerce. She was also one of the kindest people you’ve ever met. We join the community in grieving for Beverly, and our thoughts are with her wife, Kim, and Beverly’s family and friends. The world is a little less bright with her passing.