Local/state briefs

Patrol: Teen driving stolen SUV kills 3 in Minneapolis crash

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol said three people were killed when a stolen SUV driven by a teenager crashed into their pickup at an intersection in south Minneapolis.

The crash happened around 1:15 a.m. Sunday. The patrol said the Ford Escape was being chased earlier by troopers, but the pursuit ended before the Escape collided with the pickup.

Killed were the pickup’s driver, 64-year-old Kenneth Carpentier of Bullhead City, Arizona; his wife, 65-year-old Sheryl Carpentier; and another passenger, 48-year-old Kimberly Gunderson of Minneapolis.

The 18-year-old from Minneapolis who was driving the Escape suffered life-threatening injuries and is in custody at HCMC. His four passengers, ages 13 to 16, also were taken to the hospital. The patrol said the SUV’s driver was wearing a seat belt but his passengers were not.

12-year-old boy suspected of fatally stabbing teen brother

MINNETONKA (AP) — Police in Minnetonka said a 12-year-old boy is suspected of fatally stabbing his teenage brother.

Police were called to the stabbing at an apartment complex in the western Minneapolis suburb around 8:15 p.m. Saturday. When officers arrived, they found a 16-year-old boy with a life-threatening stab wound to his chest. He was pronounced dead at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

Police said they believe the victim’s 12-year-old brother stabbed his older brother with a kitchen knife. The mother and other family members were home at the time.

The suspect was not hurt. He also was taken to the hospital, where he is under evaluation.

Because the suspect is a minor, police are not releasing his name. The name of the victim was not immediately released.