Authorities ID two young men killed in Coon Rapids apartment shootout

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Authorities have identified two young men killed Monday afternoon in a shootout inside a Coon Rapids apartment.

According to the Anoka County sheriff’s office, the victims are Sherman Lashawn Antonio Frazier, 23, of Coon Rapids, and Elijah James Stangler, 21, of Anoka.

A third man suffered minor injuries and was taken into custody before being released pending further investigation.

Investigators believe a dispute among the men led to the exchange of gunfire.

Police and paramedics responded about 4:50 p.m. Monday to a report of shots fired at an apartment complex in the 9400 block of Springbrook Drive, where they found the three wounded men.

Medics administered aid to the two gravely wounded men, but one was declared dead at the scene. The other was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he also died.

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