Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda is the 24-year-old who allegedly threw a 5-year-old from the 3rd floor balcony of the Mall of America located in Bloomington, Minnesota. NBC reports that Aranda took off running after throwing the child from the balcony.
The Facebook post below shows that media outlets were hesitant to release Aranda’s name until he was formally charged:
The following Facebook post shows that Aranda was eventually charged with attempted murder. Police haven’t found a connection between Emmanuel and the victim.
Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda LinkedIn
Emmanuel Aranda’s LinkedIn page shows that he’s located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and he is a janitor at Personnel Plus. His page reveals that he graduated from Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Illinois in 2012. He then enrolled at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College where he majored in Psychology.
Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda’s Criminal History
Star Tribune reports that Aranda was previously ordered to stay away from the mall. He has a history of mental problems and has been arrested several times. Aranda was arrested at a public library in Minneapolis after destroying multiple computers. In 2017, Emmanuel was arrested for assault in Hennepin County.
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