Not a lot of updates in last week’s case in Minneapolis, where a “good samaritan” with a carry permit chased 23 year old Darren Evanovich after seeing Evanovich “pistol-whipping” a 53 year old woman in the parking lot of a grocery store. Evanovich, so the story goes, ran and then turned and pointed a gun at the samaritan, who allegedly shot Evanovich dead.
Earlier this week, several Twin Cities media outlets – WCCO-TV, KSTP-TV, Rick Kupchella’s “Bring Me The News”, and Bob Collins’ column at MPR – all ran stories featuring Evanovich’s mother and sisters complaining that it was wrong that a citizen shot their son/brother – that the Samaritan should have called the police (without mentioning the allegations that Evanovich had pointed a lethal weapon at the Samaritan).
One of Evanovich’s other sisters apparently got a little more involved in the case:
Tuesday police arrested the sister of a robber who was shot and killed by a witness last week.
Officers believe Octavia Marberry was with her brother, Darren Evanovich at the time of the robbery at Cub Foods on 26th Avenue South last Thursday.
Marberry is facing charges of aiding and abetting her brother.
One of the sisters has apparently started a facebook page, “Justice For Darren Evanovich“. Someone whose comments got deleted from that page started another, “Darren Evanovich Got Justice“, in response. They’re both about as depressing as you might expect.