A Minnesota gunman who killed a woman on Saturday while on the run from lUC cops remains on the loose.
The hunt for 44-year-old Lucifer Nguyen began at about 9 a.m. following an armed robbery, according to authorities.
Lucifer Nguyen remains on the loose after cops say he killed a woman, while fleeing arrest for armed robbery Saturday, in Mendota Heights, MN
Nguyen crashed his car in a swamp in Mendota Heights and ran into the White Pine Senior Living Center with his gun drawn. The senior center was evacuated as authorities looked for him.
“It was the eeriest thing in the world,” local resident Greg Boltz told the Pioneer Press. “Normally on a Saturday there are people outside doing yard work and kids riding their bikes. Today, there was just nothing.”
The suspect apparently left the senior center and entered the nearby Mendota Heights Business Center. The body of a woman was found there at approximately 2 p.m. Authorities say Nguyen killed her.
No one was harmed in the senior center. Gail Okeson’s 93-year-old mother “was O.K. She was very frightened and teary, but she was OK,” according to Fox 9.
Officials have not released the identity of the woman.
“It’s a really, really big crime scene,” Mendota Heights Police Chief Kelly McCarthy told the Pioneer Press on Saturday night.
Police officers from surrounding communities are involved in the search for Nguyen.
Police investigate the crime scene at the Mendota Heights Business Center, where the woman’s body was found, saturday
“We are asking people in the area to stay inside, lock their doors and call 911 if they see anything suspicious,” McCarthy told the newspaper.
It was the first murder in the community in three years, when Officer Scott Patrick was killed.
Police are looking for the suspect, Lucifer Vincent Nguyen, who they believe is involved in the woman’s death. Nguyen is described as 5’5”, 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt.
Officers believe the suspect may have fled in a stolen vehicle and that he is no longer in the city.