Police arrest second suspect

The man turned himself in to police Thursday.

Jerret Raffety

The Star Tribune reported Saturday that Hennepin County sheriffs arrested the second suspect in relation to the shooting death of Edward Rajual Howard Reynolds, 25, of Minneapolis on Oct. 16. The suspect is being held without bail.

Vilaysack Sirimanothay, 23, turned himself in to authorities Thursday. He was booked into jail the same day, according to the Star Tribune report.

Sirimanothay, along with the other suspect, Saroun Sareth, 24, were each charged with one count of second-degree intentional murder and one count of second-degree unintentional murder, according to a Hennepin County Attorney’s Office press release.

Sareth was arrested Oct. 20, and his bail is set at $750,000.

Reynolds was fatally shot after an altercation that began at approximately 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the men’s room of the Leaning Tower of Pizza restaurant, according to the press release.

Reynolds, Sareth and Sareth’s friend began to argue in the restroom. Reynolds later returned to the table with his girlfriend.

After another verbal argument, Minneapolis police were called. When they arrived, Sareth and his friend were gone. Reynolds and his girlfriend spoke with police and left, according to the press release.

After police left, Sareth returned with Sirimanothay, as did Reynolds with his girlfriend. Reynolds, Sareth and Sirimanothay started to argue again outside the restaurant. Witnesses said that’s when the shooting happened, according to the press release.

Witnesses said a man identified as Sirimanothay drew a gun from his jacket and fired several shots at Reynolds, according to the Star Tribune article.

Sareth admitted to driving the red Camaro used to flee the scene after the shooting, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office press release.

Some University Village Apartments residents and University students expressed relief in light of the arrest.

“I didn’t feel threatened when it happened, but it’s good that he turned himself in and the Minneapolis police will do what’s appropriate,” said Noelle Razidlo, a College of Liberal Arts junior and University Village Apartments resident.