(StraightNews.org) – A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainee has been arrested and charged with the murder of three people in Minnesota. Alonzo Pierre Mingo was indicted on three counts of second-degree murder for allegedly shooting Shannon Patricia Jungwirth, her son Jorge Alexander Reyes-Jungwirth, and her husband Alberto Trejo Estrada at a house in Coon Rapids. All were shot in the head. Mingo and three accomplices allegedly wore UPS delivery uniforms to gain access to the house in what is believed to be a drug-related dispute.
Coon Rapids Police Department arrived at the residence in the 200 block of 94th Ave on the afternoon of January 26 and found the three dead adults as well as two children, aged 2 and 5, who are thought to have witnessed the killings but were otherwise unharmed. CCTV footage shows a man police believe was Mr. Mingo arriving at the house and approaching the door with what looked like a parcel.
Inside the house, further video footage shows the suspect directing the family members in and out of rooms and seemingly demanding money. The same footage later captures the moment that Shannon Jungwirth was shot point-blank in the head.
Mingo did not enter a plea during his first court appearance and refused a legal aid attorney. Having initially denied working for UPS, investigators found that the delivery firm employed him until mid-January. A spokesperson for UPS said Mingo was employed for a short time for seasonal work. He is held on a $5 million bond and is facing up to 40 years in prison.
Court documents show that Alberto Trejo Estrada was under close investigation for months before the shootings, and two days before his death, law enforcement officers tracked one of his vehicles to a storage unit in Golden Valley, where they found marijuana, methamphetamine, and other narcotics. A search warrant for Estrada’s home was subsequently issued, but his murder took place before the warrant was acted upon.
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