Arabella Foss-Yarbrough was inside her apartment Wednesday night. She was cooking dinner for her two children, aged 2 and 4, when bullets ripped through her kitchen.
Foss-Yarbrough says that her neighbor, Andrew “Teckle” Sundberg, was standing outside her apartment, trying to spot movement in the windows and firing shots. Sundberg had been harassing her for months.
When police arrived, Sunderberg fired at them, and a six-hour standoff began. Sundberg refused to lay down his gun and go peacefully. Police eventually killed him. The local FOX affiliate published two hours of the standoff on YouTube. Police can be heard begging Sunderberg to cooperate every few minutes over a megaphone.
Sundberg was an Ethiopian adopted by White American foster parents when he was four. Foss-Yarbrough says she is mixed race and her children have a Black father.
The victim’s family says she was fired from her job after the shooting. On Saturday, a BLM mob formed outside the victim’s apartment chanting, screaming, and yelling through megaphones. Their actions appear tantamount to open harassment of the victim. At the very least, they have zero concern for her.
Foss-Yarbrough accused the BLM of acting in bad faith. She said that if she or her kids had been murdered, none of them would care. She also said the perp had been a menace to the local community, but no one in BLM ever acted to intervene and try to keep his bad behavior from escalating.
Since the BLM riots on 2020, twin cities Minneapolis and St. Paul have seen an explosion in homicides. St. Paul had it’s highest homicide rate in city history last year. An overwhelming majority of all murders in Minneapolis and St. Paul are Black on Black. In 2020, 89.7% of homicide suspects in St. Paul were Black, even though Blacks only make up about 17% of the population.
Arabella Yarbrough says she thought she and her 2 kids were going to die Wed. night, after she says Tekle Sundberg fired these shots through her apt. She says she called police. Sundberg was shot and killed by MPD ending a 6hr standoff. More on this, tonight at 10. @kare11 pic.twitter.com/4x0ITgBkoZ
— Deevon Rahming (@DeevonRahming) July 17, 2022
Things boiled over during Saturday’s rally and march for Tekle Sundberg, when the 24 year old woman who says he was shooting into her apt. showed up voicing her frustration with those gathering in front of her building on Sundberg’s behalf. @kare11 * video contains profanity * pic.twitter.com/qdi1vbgO7k
— Deevon Rahming (@DeevonRahming) July 16, 2022