Minneapolis shooting claims life of Maple Grove resident

Maple Grove resident Jacob Beneke was one of six people, including the shooter, who died during a shooting at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis Thursday, Sept. 27.

Beneke, 34, died at the scene of the workplace incident.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner released the names of the deceased on Friday, including Beneke, who died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Beneke leaves behind wife Iliyana and son Radomir. He is also survived by his parents, Bruce and Deb Beneke; sister, Jessica (Jaimie) Waters; grandmothers, Arlene O’Loughlin and Violet Beneke; mother-in-law, Liliya Ilieva; father- in-law, Rumen Iliev; sister-in-law, Polina Petrova; grandfather-in-law, Peter Angelov; and many other relatives and friends.

The medical examiner’s office identified the other victims as Reuven Rahamim, 61 of St. Louis Park; Keith Basinski, 50 of Spring Lake Park; Ron Edberg, 36 of Brooklyn Center; and Rami Cooks, 62 of Minnetonka.

Minneapolis Police released a timeline of the shooting. The report states shooter Andrew Engeldinger, 36, was asked to come to a meeting in the office of John Souter. Prior to the meeting, Engeldinger left the building to his car. He came back to the meeting where he was informed he was fired. Engeldinger pulled out a gun and shoot Souter and Cooks.

Engeldinger left the office and shot five more people before shooting himself.

Funeral services for Beneke were Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd. in Brooklyn Center.

— Compiled by Alicia Miller and Katy Zillmer

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