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10/14/08 - 18-year-old killed in Minneapolis alley drive-by was shot in heart

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Rap music gave purpose to Jesse Mickelson's life. Before he started rapping, he struggled in school; afterward, he worked harder, determined to finish high school so he could study music production at the Institute for Production and Recording in Minneapolis. A gunshot Saturday evening ended that dream. Mickelson, 18, a student at Roosevelt High School, was shot to death in the alley behind his Minneapolis home as he retrieved a football for a group of kids playing at his cousin's birthday party.