Man Killed in Triple Murder Wasn't Supposed to Be Home

20-year-old victim typically would have been at work on a Friday afternoon
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 30, 2024 8:05 AM CST
Updated Jan 31, 2024 2:30 AM CST
Cops: Man Posed as UPS Driver, Murdered 3 in Home Invasion
This photo released by the Anoka County, Minn., Jail shows Alonzo Pierre Mingo.   (Anoka County Jail via AP)
UPDATE Jan 31, 2024 2:30 AM CST

One of the victims of a Minnesota home invasion and triple murder wasn't supposed to be at home at the time. Jorge Reyes-Jungwirth, 20, normally worked at his tree removal job on Fridays, but his boss told him to take last Friday off because it was going to be slow, NBC News reports. That's why he was at the Coon Rapids home where he lived with his mother and stepfather, Shannon Patricia Jungwirth and Mario Alberto Trejo Estrada, when police say a suspect dressed as a UPS driver gained entry to the home and fatally shot all three adults. Two young children, reportedly Reyes-Jungwirth's younger siblings, were also in the home but were not harmed. Police are investigating allegations that Trejo Estrada trafficked drugs, but friends of Reyes-Jungwirth say the younger man was an ambitious and kind person who would not have been involved in anything illegal.

Jan 30, 2024 8:05 AM CST

A Minnesota man was charged with murder Monday after authorities say he posed as a package delivery driver, entered a home, and demanded money before he shot three people in the head, including at least one at point-blank range, the AP reports. Alonzo Pierre Mingo, 37, was charged with three counts of second-degree murder, with intent, for Friday's killings in a suburban Minneapolis house, which authorities say happened as two children under the age of 5 were present. He's jailed on a $5 million bond. Police said Mingo had been employed at UPS until early January. They found a UPS delivery uniform top and vest in a backpack in Mingo's vehicle.

Coon Rapids police said they received an emergency call to the home Friday. When they arrived, they found two dead men and a dead woman, all with gunshot wounds to their heads. Video footage from outside the home showed three people leaving Mingo's car on Friday and entering the home, police said. Two were dressed as delivery drivers, and one carried a cardboard box, according to authorities. Footage from a home camera showed Mingo, dressed in a UPS-style uniform, lead a man at gunpoint into a bedroom where a woman and two children were, according to a police description of the video.

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Police said the video shows Mingo held the man and woman at gunpoint and demanded money, then led the group from the room. He returned to the room with only the woman, then shot her at point-blank range, according to police. "The older child can be seen entering the bedroom shortly thereafter, crying hysterically," Coon Rapids police wrote in a probable cause statement. The younger child later tried to check on the woman, but the older child pulled them away and out of the room, according to the statement. A UPS spokesperson said in an email that Mingo was a seasonal employee "who only worked for the company for a short time" until mid-January.

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