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Minnesota Man Livestreams FBI Negotiations Before He’s Shot Dead

FBI agents shot dead a Minnesota man on Thursday who barricaded himself inside a home and livestreamed negotiations for his surrender before coming out with a woman tied to him.

An FBI SWAT unit was serving an arrest warrant for Chue Feng Yang, also known by the first name Kevin, on carjacking charges from an incident earlier this year, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. He also had unrelated outstanding warrants from Hennepin and Ramsey Counties. Some of those charges included Raylean Gurneau, a woman who was also apparently at the home.

“After barricading himself for several hours, the subject was armed as he emerged from the home,” an FBI statement read. “The subject was fatally wounded, and another individual required medical assistance. Both were transported to the hospital.”

Agents who arrived at the home saw that Yang was armed with a sawed off shotgun. The Star Tribune said Yang livestreamed the negotiations twice. A woman believed to be Gurneau appears in the videos occasionally.

On the second livestream, Yang is seen sitting with an apparent firearm talking to a negotiator on the phone. His friends urge him to surrender in the video’s comments.

“I love you guys. Please be good to one another,” Yang posted.

“You and I, we’re on the same page, but it just seems more and more like you don’t want to work with me,” the negotiator says. “I was just told what you posted on Facebook and there was a goodbye message?”

“Yeah,” Yang confirms.

“I know you know you’re in control of this, and you can end this at any time, but it doesn’t mean that you need to end your life or anyone else’s lives today,” the negotiator says.

Yang tells the negotiator he isn’t coming out and refers to a bomb, which the negotiator asks him to disarm.

“Kevin, I don’t know what more I can do for you. I know that you don’t want to go to jail, I know you want time with Raylean, but you guys have had time together now and it’s time to come out.”

Yang replies, “I hope y’all brought body bags.”

“Kevin, I hope you don’t make that decision,” the negotiator says.

Yang puts down the phone, although it’s still recording. The woman says, “Please, don’t do this, we can get through this, baby.”

A window breaks, and he says, “I’m going to do it.”

“We have a f****** baby coming,” she says.

Eventually, Yang has tied the woman to him at the waist. “I love you,” he says, before they walk out and shots are fired.

Yang was killed. The woman, believed to be Gurneau, was taken to the hospital suffering from a fentanyl overdose. She was reportedly in stable condition.

The Star Tribune said that Yang’s criminal history included convictions for terroristic threats, burglary, illegal firearm possession, and auto theft. He was on probation from a 2021 motorcycle theft when he and Gurneau reportedly stole an SUV, shot a dog with a BB gun, and abandoned the dog in Bloomington.

He was also implicated in Ramsey County with an incident in which Gurneau threw a puppy out of a speeding pickup truck, which had been carjacked, while it was fleeing police on a freeway.

An affidavit for Thursday’s warrant said that agents were there to arrest Yang for the carjacking, noting the outstanding warrants in Ramsey and Hennepin Counties.

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