Shots Fired, Frazier in Custody Following Manhunt 04 May 17

A Crookston man is in custody in Bloomington this morning, wanted as a person of interest in a Crookston murder case.

Deputy Police Chief Mike Hartley says there were shots fired when State BCA officers approached Eddie Frazier’s car in the Twin Cities last night. Frazier, 49,  initially managed to elude officers and fled the scene, his 2001 Oldsmobile later found abandoned on Wentworth Avenue South, with officers tracking Frazier down and an arrest on Stevens Avenue South at 3 o’clock Thursday morning.

A nation-wide man hunt was initiated yesterday, with Frazier wanted in connection with the death of Tawnja Wallace, 48, who was found dead in their Crookston home just after 9am Wednesday.

Meanwhile, officials have released little information concerning the cause or manner of Wallace’s death, with the State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension joining the investigation late yesterday.

An autopsy has been ordered.