- Associated Press - Monday, January 23, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis police have arrested a man in the shooting death of a grandmother who was hit by gang crossfire in May.

Birdell Beeks was killed May 26 as she was driving with her 16-year-old granddaughter in north Minneapolis.

Police have said two gunmen saw a rival gang member at an intersection and began firing. Birdell’s minivan was in the path and she was hit.

Police said Monday that a man has been booked into jail on a possible murder charge.

Beeks’ daughter, Sa’Lesha Beeks, said at a news conference that she is glad the family will get justice for her mom.

Beeks’ death prompted public outrage over violent crime. The Star Tribune reports there was a brief truce between gangs as authorities searched for a suspect.

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