Written by: Ismael Barrios
COON RAPIDS, MINNESOTA - In a tragic turn of events that has shaken the community of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, a young man, his mother, and stepfather fell victim to a brutal home invasion, leaving a family torn apart and a neighborhood in shock.
Victims of a Heinous Crime
Jorge Reyes-Jungwirth, a 20-year-old who worked at a tree removal company, had an unexpected day off and was at home with his mother, Shannon Patricia Jungwirth, and stepfather, Mario Alberto Trejo Estrada, on that fateful Friday afternoon. All three were shot dead in their home by a man disguised as a UPS worker.
A Young Life Cut Short
Jorge, known for his love of anime, video games, and sports, was described by friends as kind and caring, devoted to his family. He had recently gotten a puppy, showing great affection and care towards it. He spent the night before his untimely death playing video games and looking forward to his day off.
The incident, which occurred in the 200 block of 94th Avenue Northwest, was reported to the police around 12:24 p.m. Upon arrival, responders found three dead individuals in the home. Jorge's two younger siblings, both under the age of five, were present during the attack but miraculously unharmed.
The Suspect: Alonzo Mingo
The alleged perpetrator, 37-year-old Alonzo Mingo from Fridley, has been charged with three felony counts of second-degree murder. Mingo, who dressed as a UPS worker during the attack, was arrested the same day in Fridley. Clothing similar to that worn by UPS delivery drivers was found in his vehicle. Despite his claims of never working for UPS, investigations revealed he was employed there until early January.
Disturbing Incident Details
Surveillance footage showed that the suspects, dressed like UPS delivery drivers, entered the house and left within seven minutes. Mingo allegedly held a man and woman at gunpoint, demanding money, and fatally shot the woman, witnessed by the young children in the house.
Legal Proceedings and Investigation
Mingo appeared in court on Monday, with bail set at $500,000. He is charged with three counts of second-degree murder and faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted. His second court appearance is scheduled for February 8. Notably, Mingo had a previous federal charge for being a felon in possession of a firearm and was released on supervised release in February 2023.
The prosecutor in the case intends to seek a sentence above normal guidelines due to the "particular cruelty" involved. Authorities believe this to be an "isolated incident," with the investigation being carried out by the Coon Rapids Police Department and the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.
As the community reels from this devastating event, questions linger about the circumstances that led to such a tragic outcome and the steps being taken to ensure justice for the victims and their family.