Update: Mankato police asking residents to review camera footage for homicide clues

Update 10/30/23 10:30 a.m.  Mankato police are asking the residents who live in the area where a homicide occurred this weekend to check surveillance and doorbell cameras for footage related to the shooting.

Police are specifically looking for information or footage from midnight to 12:30 a.m., particularly from residents on nearby streets such as Balcerzak Dr, Monks Ave, Pohl Rd, Homestead, and Briargate.

Commander Chris Baukol said police are looking for images of someone walking or running by, cars idling, or anything else that could be beneficial to the investigators.

Baukol confirmed Juk was shot five times, but clarified that he was not shot in the head, as rumored.

Police do not have any further details about the suspect’s description.

Investigators say they are confident the shooting was not a random act and they don’t believe the public is at risk.

Anyone with information should call 911.

Original story:

The shooting death of a man who was found wounded on a Mankato street early Saturday has been ruled a homicide.

The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Buay Duer Juk, of Mankato. 

Mankato Public Safety responded to the 300 block of Balcerzak Dr shortly after midnight for multiple reports of sounds of gunfire. First responders found Juk lying in the street with apparent gunshot wounds. Life-saving measures were performed and Juk was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A witness reported seeing a man flee the area on foot after the shooting.  The man was described as 6 feet, 2 inches tall with a tall, thin build, weighing approximately 160 lbs, and wearing black clothing with the hood up. 

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will assist in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to contact Mankato Public Safety.

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