Posted to the StarTribune earlier this evening: Man shot, killed in Minneapolis home
A 25-year-old man who recently landed a new job at Ameriprise Financial and was engaged to be married was shot to death in his south Minneapolis home overnight, and police tracked a bloody trail from the crime scene in pursuit of the killer.
Shea Stremcha may have been killed after interrupting a burglary, but Police Sgt. Stephen McCarty said that "at this point in the investigation it is too early to rule out all other possible motives."
Shea graduated from Northfield High School in 2004. For many years, he worked at Witt Bros Service with his uncles, Mark Witt and Mike Witt. He’s survived by his parents, Jeffrey and Leanne Stremcha and his siblings, Jesse and Amanda.
Shea’s public LinkedIn profile has information about his work and education background.
I didn’t know Shea but I’ve known his parents Leanne and Jeff for several years, as well as his siblings, Jesse and Amanda. And I’ve known his uncles Mark and Mike Witt since we moved to Northfield 35+ years ago and began taking our cars for repairs to (grandpa) Marv’s Standard, now Witt Bros. I can’t imagine how devastated they all are tonight.
My husband David Kamis recalls Shea liking art in his classes at Middle School. David had their mother Leanne in school also. His grandfather Marv would tell David of Shea’s accomplishments, and of Leanne’s, from time to time.
I was an art teacher also. I, too, recall the many talented students I had in grades 7-12. It cheers me to think of them. Reading the Star Trib report posted here just broke our hearts this morning.
Today’s Strib: 2 men arrested in south Minneapolis homicide
See Northfield.org for the Shea Stremcha obituary.
I am saddened to hear of such a violent and pointless loss of a young life. My heart and prayers go out to Shea and Shea’s family and community. May Shea rest in peace.
Today’s Strib South: Deadly break-in raises fears
I spent much of my childhood with Shea and his family. As a little girl Shea was my world. he taught us all so many things. The two men convicted of his murder took more than they anticipated that night. they took a good heart-ed man, who was loved by all. We love you and miss you. RIP Shea
I got an email from Shea’s parents, Jeff and Leanne Stremcha. Here’s the portion related to the legal process.
A Feb. 10 email update from Jeff and Leanne Stremcha:
Upon hearing from a person from Ameriprise Financial today with whom I was not acquainted, I asked about Shea. I was informed of the unspeakable. Shea had handled my account at AF for a few years now. He and I had spoken in total about 10 times. I had grown to like him and patronizingly considered him the “nice young midwesterner who worked at Ameriprise”. He certainly lived up to that description. I was continually satisfied with how he treated me and the way he did his job.
I have no words to describe my regret and wholeheartedly extend my condolences to Mr. and Mrs. Stremcha and all who know him and cared about him.
New York City
I got this from Jeff Stremcha last week but neglected to post it here. It’s still relevant, however:
From Jeff Stremcha:
To the Stremcha Family, I was a client of Sheas’, he and I spoke many times over the phone. I went with what he recommended, just want to say he did his job very well. He took great interest in not just the business side of it, but the personal side too. When I heard the news, I was beyond shock. He was a good kid, and if everybody his age conducted themselves like he did, the world would be just fine. My best to you all. — Ben
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