Man Charged In Golden Valley Fatal Sh...

Man Charged In Golden Valley Fatal Shooting

There are 92 comments on the WCCO-TV story from Jul 6, 2007, titled Man Charged In Golden Valley Fatal Shooting. In it, WCCO-TV reports that:

A man has been charged with the fatal shooting that happened early Thursday morning in Golden Valley, Minn.The Hennepin County Attorney's Office charged Perry Heinz, 20, with second degree manslaughter ...

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Truth

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#1 Oct 31, 2007
I hope the thruth comes out in the trial. This was murder.
Agreed

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Nov 15, 2007
I agree. He doesn't deny pulling the trigger that caused a death. Sounds like murder to me.
Questionable

Big Lake, MN

#3 Nov 21, 2007
His brother was so quick to give him up! Maybe he had something to do with it!
TRUTH

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Dec 11, 2007
Truth wrote:
I hope the thruth comes out in the trial. This was murder.
The "TRUTH" is it was horrible accident!!! If it was intentional do you really think Mark would try to put the blame on someone else??? Your letting grief and anger cloud your thinking. Everyone of "them" had been stupidedly neglegent in handling all of "their" weapons (including "their" guns). Yes, though you want to deny it Mark played with the guns also and deny it all you want that "is" why Marks fingerprints were on that gun as well as many others. I truly am sorry for your loss, I pray nightly that GOD will help your family find peace.
Truth

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#5 Dec 24, 2007
TRUTH wrote:
<quoted text> The "TRUTH" is it was horrible accident!!! If it was intentional do you really think Mark would try to put the blame on someone else??? Your letting grief and anger cloud your thinking. Everyone of "them" had been stupidedly neglegent in handling all of "their" weapons (including "their" guns). Yes, though you want to deny it Mark played with the guns also and deny it all you want that "is" why Marks fingerprints were on that gun as well as many others. I truly am sorry for your loss, I pray nightly that GOD will help your family find peace.
I dont even know Mark. I am nor a friend or family of him. I knew the other two Heinz brothers when I was little. I know what kind of stuff they all got in. I was lucky to get out. Sadly it was too late for Mark. His finger print were on it because they all had handeled it at some time im sure. If you know so much about the case... How do you explain the "Please dude please" that the police dispatcher heard before the line went dead. I just wish that this case had not been charged the way it was... I think that Perry should get far more than a max of 60 months... That is messed up!
Truth

United States

#6 Mar 24, 2008
Truth wrote:
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I dont even know Mark. I am nor a friend or family of him. I knew the other two Heinz brothers when I was little. I know what kind of stuff they all got in. I was lucky to get out. Sadly it was too late for Mark. His finger print were on it because they all had handeled it at some time im sure. If you know so much about the case... How do you explain the "Please dude please" that the police dispatcher heard before the line went dead. I just wish that this case had not been charged the way it was... I think that Perry should get far more than a max of 60 months... That is messed up!
This is more than messed up its heartbreaking not only for Mark's family but also Perry's family most of all Perry himself who has to live with the fact that he ''ACCIDENTALLY'' killed one of his best friends. You should get your facts right before you comment , The ''Please dude please'' was Perry pleading . Why are you commenting on this at all? You knew Perry when you were little, yea whatever! I guess that,s good you lost touch when you were little! Now just keep your little mind and uninformed comments to yourself!
Nicole

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Apr 25, 2008
I have known Perry for 14 years. I grew up with him. He was my best friend and is still a very close friend to this day. If you know Perry at all, you know that he would NEVER intentionally hurt anyone that is even merely a friend to him. When you're drinking, you know that bad stuff can happen, and that's exactly what it was. It was an accident. Sure, they shouldn't have been playing with the gun, but when you see someone take the bullets out and don't see them put back in, it's normal to think that it would still be unloaded. Perry got more time in prison than he deserves. He's had a rough life and living with the fact that he accidentally killed his friend is enough punishment in my book. You can never fully recover from that.
Ms new booty

Sartell, MN

#8 May 15, 2008
WOW!Alot has happened between when this has happened and now! I personally know the Heinz brothers and love them sooo much I mean ya they were mean 2 me and all but we lived 2gether and got in2 eachothers hair BUT they were like brothers 2 me and Idk im a lil confused I dont believe that Perry would do nething 2 hurt HIS BEST FRIEND! so I personally think that hes innocent
TRUTH

Laurinburg, NC

#9 May 17, 2008
You people are all fuckin retarded to think that this was an accident. Mark was shot over a crack deal gone bad. Mark owed money to the them. And if this was SUCH a accident then WHY did perry run??? WHY did they pick him up at his moms in Columbia Heights??? WHY did he not turn himself in??? That was not perry sayin please dude please... That was MARK you F*in fool. And you Ms New Booty SLUT... How can you say that he is innocent... HELLO!!! HE SHOT IS F*in FRIEND!!! ARE YOU THAT GD SLOW!!! D D D D ME NO UNDER TAND!!! YOU F*in IDIOT!!
Real Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jun 11, 2008
Perry admitted to pulling the trigger not once but twice. He also admitted in court that he refused to talk to the 911 dispatcher (it was Mark's voice saying "please dude please") because he didn't want to get caught with guns because he was on probation for firearms. Mark got shot because Perry found out that the only person gainfully employed in that apartment was going to move out because of the guns. Mark had already moved a few of his most prized possesions to another friends apartment. To all of those who claim Perry would never do such a thing didn't know or don't care that Perry has a long history of firearms. Since he was 13 and he was 20 when he shot someone else besides himself. There were four people in that apartment Perry, Kyle, Mark and Mark's friend Justin. Justin was the one that called 911 after the failed first 911 call, and because they hadn't been there very long (about a week) he had to find the land line so 911 would have the address. Perry ran because of his gun probation, Kyle saw what happened and was man enough to tell the truth. Mark tried to protect his "friend" by saying someone else did it (that's who Mark was). In court Perry had two choices, plead guilty to manslaughter 2 for 69 months or full jury trial for murder 2 for 165 months. He was given 2 days to decide so he took the lesser and got 60 months. His expected release is 11/16/2010. So he only has to serve two and a half years for killing someone. Anyone want him for a neighbor? He will still have guns, that's a given, because he wasn't supposed to have them when he committed this tragedy. Mark was a roommate, not his best friend. They were friends but that was all. Perry did commit murder because when the gun did not go off the first time he admitted to racking the shell for the second pull. So he got of easy, and Mark is still dead. Dead is dead and Mark cannot be with his family that loves him. No more music, funny videos, playing with his neices and nephews, talking with his cousins and his brothers and sister. So Perry still has all of these opportunities after he serves his sentence and it will be interesting to see what he learns in prison. If it is to stop trying to "beat" a system put in place to protect everyone or find himself in this same position after he kills another person. He was not sorry about what he did to Mark, he was more afraid of going to jail. Now that is the scary thought.
Marks Dad

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jun 11, 2008
I'm Mark's Dad.
I miss Mark, There's a BIG hole in my LIFE!
Nobody can understand!

Since: Jun 08

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Jun 11, 2008
Memorial Website for Mark P. Huettl

http://markphuettl.com
SPC Mickey C Ekanger

Seattle, WA

#13 Jun 11, 2008
The word I keep seeing thrown around on this posting is the word "ACCIDENT" and while I was not there and cannot say I know ALL that happened. I can say this based on the criminal complaint Perry was on probation for a gun violation from shooting himself. As the prosecutor said at his sentencing hearing that should have a been a "Light bulb" moment at the danger of guns. As I have said in my impact statement Accidents only happen once. Negligence happens more than once.
Perry's actions whether malicious or not are his alone. He has nobody to blame for what he did except himself. Had he not violated his probation by having that gun in the first place then he would not be in this situation.
Something my mother said rings true. Perry's actions didn't just effect Mark and his family. It effected him and his family. In a sense Perry's parents lost a son, but not totally.
I believe Perry is where he should be and however long that is I have to be satisfied. While many of you don't believe me I have taken major steps in forgiving Perry. I'm not totally there yet, but at least I don't want to kick his ass anymore. His actions are not going to control my life. If it helps to blame Mark for what happened to get sleep at night I guess I can't blame you. While I was not made privy to the information about whether Mark's prints were on the gun or not, A simple email to the investigators will answer that. Even if Mark did play with it one thing needs to be remembered. Perry was on probation for having an unregistered firearm and should have never had one in the first place. That fact alone is what I stand on. You may be exactly right about Mark's prints being on the gun. But who claimed ownership? Who admitted pulling the trigger, "Racking" it and squeezing the trigger. I have my own opinions and some that may not be popular with my family, but the FACT that does not change is it was Perry's gun and Perry's actions that took the life of another. Just be glad you're going to get Perry back. We don't get Mark back at all. All I see that Perry's actions have done is cause grief.
I wanted to see Perry dead right after Mark died and I won't lie, him dead at my hands was a real thought I considered, but in truth after having seen what was done to my family, I could not wish this pain on anyone. Keep arguing and fighting if it means you sleep at night, but Perry wasn't totally innocent. As far as the "Please Dude Please" I would like to hear the 9-1-1 tapes. Perry was too busy running from his crime to speak on a recorded 9-1-1 call. I have my own beliefs on that. I can say one thing, All of this arguing will not bring Mark back and it won't get Perry out of prison. All I can do is pray that he learned his lesson this time so that nobody else has to die at his careless hands.
RIP Shaggy
Love "Bro"
SPC Mickey C Ekanger

Seattle, WA

#14 Jun 11, 2008
Ms new booty wrote:
WOW!Alot has happened between when this has happened and now! I personally know the Heinz brothers and love them sooo much I mean ya they were mean 2 me and all but we lived 2gether and got in2 eachothers hair BUT they were like brothers 2 me and Idk im a lil confused I dont believe that Perry would do nething 2 hurt HIS BEST FRIEND! so I personally think that hes innocent
Mark wasn't Perry's Best Friend he was his Meal ticket. Innocent people Don't confess as he did on the criminal complaint. Perhaps a public records check from Hennepin County Court will reveal more to you. Freedom of Information Act will clear a lot up for you.
SPC Mickey C Ekanger

Seattle, WA

#15 Jun 11, 2008
TRUTH wrote:
You people are all fuckin retarded to think that this was an accident. Mark was shot over a crack deal gone bad. Mark owed money to the them. And if this was SUCH a accident then WHY did perry run??? WHY did they pick him up at his moms in Columbia Heights??? WHY did he not turn himself in??? That was not perry sayin please dude please... That was MARK you F*in fool. And you Ms New Booty SLUT... How can you say that he is innocent... HELLO!!! HE SHOT IS F*in FRIEND!!! ARE YOU THAT GD SLOW!!! D D D D ME NO UNDER TAND!!! YOU F*in IDIOT!!
Well I agree with some of what you say but I do have one question. Where was the crack? The cops found the weed but no crack. As far as crack goes maybe Perry was a crack baby. Who knows? But I certainly don't think that it was a crack deal gone bad.
As for the innocent, He confessed. He was read his rights and willfully and freely confessed.
SPC Mickey C Ekanger

Seattle, WA

#16 Jun 11, 2008
Nicole wrote:
I have known Perry for 14 years. I grew up with him. He was my best friend and is still a very close friend to this day. If you know Perry at all, you know that he would NEVER intentionally hurt anyone that is even merely a friend to him. When you're drinking, you know that bad stuff can happen, and that's exactly what it was. It was an accident. Sure, they shouldn't have been playing with the gun, but when you see someone take the bullets out and don't see them put back in, it's normal to think that it would still be unloaded. Perry got more time in prison than he deserves. He's had a rough life and living with the fact that he accidentally killed his friend is enough punishment in my book. You can never fully recover from that.
He would never intentionally get them help when they are bleeding to death on his apartment floor either. Just think if he would not have had a gun when on probation it wouldn't have happened? Gun's don't kill people, men who violate probation and have a gun when they aren't supposed to kill people too. Best friend or not that fact remains. Perry himself stated in court that he did not talk to the police. That makes the "Please Dude Please" Mark's words not Perry's. IF PERRY WAS SO CONCERNED ABOUT HIS FRIEND HE WOULD HAVE STAYED AND RENDERED AID. HE WOULD HAVE TRIED. HELL HE WOULD HAVE NEVER HAD THE GUN KNOWING THE DANGERS AND THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES FOR DOING IT. He may not have intentionally shot Mark but he intentionally fled.
SPC Mickey C Ekanger

Seattle, WA

#17 Jun 11, 2008
Nicole wrote:
I have known Perry for 14 years. I grew up with him. He was my best friend and is still a very close friend to this day. If you know Perry at all, you know that he would NEVER intentionally hurt anyone that is even merely a friend to him. When you're drinking, you know that bad stuff can happen, and that's exactly what it was. It was an accident. Sure, they shouldn't have been playing with the gun, but when you see someone take the bullets out and don't see them put back in, it's normal to think that it would still be unloaded. Perry got more time in prison than he deserves. He's had a rough life and living with the fact that he accidentally killed his friend is enough punishment in my book. You can never fully recover from that.
Some of us are smart enough to figure out that you ALWAYS TREAT IT LIKE ITS LOADED. If he didn't clear it himself he's a moron. I have drawn weapons several times and the one quick action of pulling the slide and checking or pulling the charging handle and checking even when you KNOW it's not supposed to be loaded. That's a basic firearms safety step. I've fired probably hundreds of thousands of rounds in my day and never once had an "Accident" because I checked.
Perry was lucky to not have been charged with Possessing a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. In Minnesota that is a Felony too. I know my posting says Seattle, but I grew up in MN.
SPC Mickey C Ekanger

Seattle, WA

#18 Jun 11, 2008
Truth wrote:
<quoted text> This is more than messed up its heartbreaking not only for Mark's family but also Perry's family most of all Perry himself who has to live with the fact that he ''ACCIDENTALLY'' killed one of his best friends. You should get your facts right before you comment , The ''Please dude please'' was Perry pleading . Why are you commenting on this at all? You knew Perry when you were little, yea whatever! I guess that,s good you lost touch when you were little! Now just keep your little mind and uninformed comments to yourself!
NEGLIGENTLY not ACCIDENTALLY get the word right. He should not have had the gun to begin with so that is NEGLIGENCE.
Nicole

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jun 18, 2008
SPC Mickey C Ekanger, I understand where you are coming from and I, too, agree that the gun should never have been there in the first place. Whether it was an accident or not, you should still think about if you were in Perry's position. I'm almost positive if he was thinking clearly he would have stayed with Mark, but when you're drinking under the legal age and are already on probation for having shot yourself with an unregistered gun, I can't even imagine what would be going through your head. The first thing to run through my mind would probably be: how do I get myself out of this situation?... He panicked just like anyone else would. I want to defend Perry as much as I can, but I can't tell you what really happened that night because I wasn't there. But what I do know is I got off the phone with Perry fifteen minutes before it happened and everything seemed fine. They were having a great time together celebrating Independence Day. I never saw any tension or disputes between the two of them and I never imagined something like this would happen. I want to believe everything was truly an accident, but I don't think anyone will know the full truth of what really happened except for Perry. He has always been an amazing friend to me, close enough to be my brother, and I hope what he has told me is the real truth.
Nicole

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Jun 18, 2008
Also, to his family, I am very truly sorry about the loss of Mark. I can't imagine what it would be like to go through losing someone who died the way he did. My grandpa passed away unexpectedly three weeks ago, so I now understand what it feels like to lose someone you love, and it's not easy by any means. I hope somewhere in your heart, someday, you can not necessarily completely forgive Perry, but try to understand that he is very sad that he lost a dear friend too.

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