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Update: Suspect identified in Nov. 6 homicide

Post Date:11/06/2017 8:14 p.m.

Shakopee, Minn. – The Shakopee Police Department has identified the suspect in its Nov. 6 homicide investigation as Sergey Nikolaevich Balandin, a 31-year-old male from Shakopee. Balandin was booked into the Scott County Jail this evening on second-degree murder.

The suspect is believed to be the victim’s boyfriend. He was apprehended shortly after the reported incident near the Hampton Inn in Shakopee, following a brief standoff with officers. Officers located the suspect hiding behind bushes.

The victim will be identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office pending notification of family members.

Further details will be available in the criminal complaint.

The Shakopee Police Department also wants to express its appreciation to the agencies who responded to assist on the incident. 

Anyone with information concerning this event is urged to contact the Shakopee Police Department at 952-233-9400. Those wishing to remain anonymous may submit tips at or by texting SPDTIPS and your tip to 847411 (TIP411).


 CONTACT: Jeff Tate, Chief of Police 952-233-9400