One dead after altercation near TCF Bank Stadium

The incident near the University of Minnesota is currently being investigated by the Minneapolis Police Department.

The intersection of University Avenue SE and Oak Street SE is seen on Monday, July 2.

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The intersection of University Avenue SE and Oak Street SE is seen on Monday, July 2.

by Max Chao

A campus-area altercation between two men left one dead and one University of Minnesota student in custody on Sunday night, officials say. 

At 11:02 p.m., the Minneapolis Police Department responded to a report of a physical altercation around University Avenue SE and Oak Street, according to authorities. Police say the two men involved are believed to have met earlier that night at Sally’s Saloon in Stadium Village before fighting near TCF Bank Stadium. 

A 20-year-old University student was arrested in connection with the death, according to a police report. He was taken into custody after calling the police during the altercation and is cooperating with the ongoing investigation, according to a MPD press release.

One of the men was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center where he died from blunt force injuries, officials say. The University student was booked at the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center by MPD before being released pending further investigation. 

The police identified the man who died as Derrick Geshick, a 27-year-old from Roseville.

Update: The Hennepin County Attorney’s office declined to press charges against the University student in August after finding that he had a “plausible claim of acting in self-defense,” according to a statement sent to the Minnesota Daily.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story identified the arrested University student by name. The student’s identity was obtained by the Daily through public Hennepin County Courthouse files. No charges were filed against the student, so the Daily has redacted his name.