Minnesota Murder Suspect Arrested in Oklahoma Being Held in Kay County Jail

WCCO Minnesota- Ponca City Now - November 26, 2022 1:10 pm

A murder suspect accused of killing a person at a Minnesota restaurant has been found in Oklahoma.

A man who was inside the CoTu Oriental Cuisine restaurant in Bloomington said the gunman, who was wearing an old man Halloween mask and a maroon hoodie, first came in and flashed a gun. A group of customers wrestled the man outside twice before he came back in a third time, when he fired a warning shot before shooting and killing a 49-year-old man who was a regular at the restaurant.

A 25-year-old server was also shot twice. He is expected to survive.

“I mean, these people fought this dude,” said Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges. “They got him out three times, and he comes back in and shoots somebody.”

Hodges described the actions as cold-blooded. This was Bloomington’s only homicide so far this year.

Co Tu Restaurant (Picture by CBS Minnesota)

Bloomington police said the suspect fled the scene in a white Mercedes van with no windows, the same one he was driving when he was arrested.

The man, 47-year-old Aaron Le from Texas, was arrested hundred’s of miles away from the crime in Oklahoma around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, along I-35 near Braman and is currently being held in the Kay County Jail.

Murder suspect Aaron Le


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