Minneapolis police said Tuesday that they have reopened their investigation into the 2020 shooting of a 21-year-old man who died 19 months later.
Roberto L. Sacta of Minneapolis died May 17 at HCMC from a gunshot wound he suffered to his torso Oct. 6, 2020, in the 2400 block of Ogema Place, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said last week.
Police arrested a 20-year-old man and a juvenile in connection with the shooting and forwarded a case to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office for consideration of charges. However, police spokesman Garrett Parten said, prosecutors declined to charge either suspect, and they were released.
A message was left Tuesday afternoon with the County Attorney's Office seeking an explanation for its decision.
Now that the medical examiner has classified the death as a homicide, police have revived their investigation.
A posting with a GoFundMe campaign to support Sacta's mother said he was shot while walking home. Sacta's survivors include a 2-year-old son, the posting read.
"He worked hard to provide for his family, always had a smile on his face and always took care of his elders," according to the posting.