Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing near University of Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Maple Grove man is charged with fatally stabbing another man during an argument near the University of Minnesota.
Twenty-three-year-old Brandon Bockoven is charged with second-degree murder. He makes his first court appearance Monday.
The victim was found wounded in a car in the Dinkytown neighborhood Thursday night. A police spokesman says the victim was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center where he died. Bockoven was arrested at the scene.
Authorities say the two men knew each other. Two other passengers in the car told police the men were arguing over money the victim owed to Bockoven for some auto parts before the stabbing happened.
University students have started moving into the area for the fall semester. But, police say the two men involved are not believed to be students.