St. Paul, MN – The 17-year-old cousin of Amir Locke, whom police were looking for when they fatally shot Locke in February while serving a search warrant, pleaded guilty on Friday to the January murder of 38-year-old Otis Elder.
Elder was fatally shot on Jan. 10 in the 500-block of North Prior Avenue in St. Paul, WCCO reported.
Police were looking for the gunman – 17-year-old Mekhi Camden Speed – on Feb. 2 when they executed search warrants on three different apartments in Bolero Flats, KARE reported.
Eight SWAT officers served one of the “no knock” warrants at an apartment in Minneapolis belonging to Speed’s brother and his girlfriend.
Locke, Speed’s cousin, was fatally shot during the raid.
Bodycam footage released Feb. 3 showed an officer unlocking the apartment door just before the officers “loudly and repeatedly announced their presence” and entered the apartment, the MPD said in a news
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