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Shooting complaint

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COMPLAINT
The
Complainurut,
betng duly
sv,orn, makes
complaint
ta the above-namedCourt
andstates
that
there
is
probable
cause
to
beLieve
that
the
Defendant committed
thefollowing
ofense(s).
The
complainani states
thal
thefollowingfacts
establish
PROBABLE
CAUSE:
Complainant, RobertDale,
of
the
Minneapolis
Police Department,
has
investigatedthe facts
andcircumstances
of
thisoffense
and
believesthe
follou'ing
establishes
probable
cause:
On
or about
June
76,2012,
at
approximately8:34
a.m.,
offrcers
of the
Minneapolis
PoliceDepartment
vsere
dispatched
to
a
residence
located
a|4515
Bryant Avenue
North,
Minneapolis,
Henlepin
County,
Minnesota,
upon
report
of
a
shootingthai
had
just
occuned
at
that
location.'ihe
report indicated
that
multiple
shots had
been
firedinto
the
home and
a
five
year-oldboy,
N.A.G,
date
of
birth
812lA6,
hadbeen
shot.
Uponentering the
home,
officers
obsen,ed
the
victim
iying
lifeless on
a
sofa,
with
an
apparentgunshot
wound
to
hisupper
back
area.
Several other
children
and
adults
were
crying.
and
told
the ofrrcers
ihat
they
heardgunshots
lrom
outside
and
then
realized the
viclim
had been
shot.
Emergency
medical
care
was
summoned
and
the
victim
was
transported to
North MemorialMedical
Center,but theycould
not
save
hrm,
A
later autopsy
revealed
the
cause
of
death
to
be
gunshotwound
and
the
mamer
of
death, homicide.Ofircersiocated ten
dischargedcartnd-ge casings
outside
the
residence.The
casings
were located
in two
areas:
a
cluster
in
the
middle
of Bryant Avenue
and
a
second
set
near the
cwbinfront of
451
5
and
45 i
9
Bryant
Avenue
North.
Officers
observedatleast
one
builet
hole
in
a
red
ChewoletBlazerparked
in
lront
of
the residence.
Officers locatedeight
buliet
strikes
on
the
home,
seven
in
thesiding
of
the
home
and
one on the
railing
of
the
fiont
steps.
Five of
the
builet
strikes hadpenetrated
into the
living
room's
east
wall.
Two
bullets
penetratedthewest
wali
of
the
living
room. At
least
three
buliet
holes
were
obsened
in
the
wails
and
doorframe
of
thenorthwest
bedroom.
Officers
learnedthat
three otherchildrenwere
sieeping on
thecouch
with
the
victim
at
thetime
he was
shoi
and
kiiled.
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'W-itnesses
repofied
heaing
severalgunshotsand
seeingtw'o
people
run from
the
scene
after
the
shooting.Anotherwitnessreported
seeing
twoindividuals
in
front
of
4575
BryantAvenue
North
puil
outhandguns
and
shoot
into
the
rrictim'sresidence.
The
witness,
\\Iitness
1,
said
the
witnessknew
one
of
the
shooters,andthat
he had
the
street
name"Furury
\40."
Witness
1
garre
a
descriplion
of
theother
shooter.Witness
I
did
not
identily
anyone
in
lrneups.
Officers
also
spoke
to
a
knou':r
indirridual,
'Witness2,
who
reported
that the
day
before themurder,
several
youngpeople
u,ere
at
the
neighborhood
gas
statiory'convenience
store.
The
u'iiness
sawsomeone
he
knelv
as
"Fumy
N4o,"
point
agun
at
t$ro
other
teens.
Other
witnessesalso
told
the ofhcersthat the
tw-o
teens,
who
had
beenassaulted
by
"Furmy
Mo,"
knewpeople
at the
victim's
houseand spent
a
iot
oftime
there.
Asofficers
canvassed
the
area
for
weapons
or
raritnesses,
theywere
approached
by
residents
of
4501Camden
Avenue
Nor1h.
The
residents
informed
the
officers
that
their
house
had been
shotup
at
around
midnight
and
that
poiice
had
responded
to
the call
and
located
discharged
cartridgecasings.
Offlrcers
could
see
approximately
5
bullet
holes
in
the
window
glass.
As
theywere
taiking
to
the residences,
lwo
black
maies,
possibly intheir early20's,
approached
fiom
thewest
and
began
arguing
s'ith
the
residents
of
450
i
Camden
Avenue
North,
accusing
them
of
the shootingon
Bryant
Avenue
North.
Neighbors
in the
area
told
the
officersofconflicts
befween
individuals
ra'ho
frequentedthe
tll'o
addresses.
Cfficers
spoketo
known
\\/itness
3,
whohad
called
police
with
inl'ormaiionaboutthe
identity
of
the shooters.'Witness3
reportedthatthe
witnesshada conversationra'ith
STEPIION
TERRELL
SHAI\T{ON,
date
of birth
312411995,
Defend,ant
herein.
Witness
3
told
the
officers
that
thewitness
spoke
to
Defendant,whoadmitted
that
he
had
shot
into
the
victim's
house.Defendant
told
the
witness
that
he
was
on
theporch
area
of
4501Camden
Avenue
Noith
u,hen
it
had
been
shotup
by
unknown
individuals.
Defendantwas
angry
and
believed
people associated
n'ith
45
i 5
Bryant
Avenue
North
were
responsible.
Defendantwentto
theresidenceand
fired into
the
house
i.vith
a
handggn.
Defendant
told
the witness
that
he had
made
his
peace
with
God
and
was sorry
aboutthe baby.
Witness3attempted
to
get
Defendant
to turn
himself
in,
but Defendant
refused
to
do
sobecausethe
poiice
"didn't
have
nothin'
on
him."
One
June
27
,2072,
officersinierviewed
a
known
juveniie,
iateridentihed
as
theCodefendant.
He
admitted
being
at
the Camden
address
just
prior
to
the house
being
shot
up
and
returningto the
residence
shortlythereafterwhen
poiice
had
responded
to
the
call.
The Codefendant
said
that
some
of
the
bullets
peneh-ated
into
the
porch
area
ghere
hehad
just
been
sitting.
TheCodeiendant
was
confronted
about
reportsthat
he was responsible
for
setting
off
the
chain of
events
that
lead
to
the
murder of
N.A.G.
Officers
told him
that
they kneu'
hehad
pointed
a
gun
at
someguys
atthe
local
conrreniencestore
the nightbefore,
u'hich
lead
tothe Camden
address
being
shot
up
a:rd the
retaiiatory
shooting
of
the
victim'shome.
The
Codefendant
initially
denied
his
actions
at the
store,
butlater
ad.mitted
that
hehad
"upped
the
gun"
at
the
guys
u'ho
he
had
heard
talking
about
how
he
was
from
the
"other
side."On
June
28,2012,
officers
located
both Defendant
and
Codefendani
and arrested
them.
Defendant
and
Codefendantwere
seen
leaving
a
hotel wherethey
had
been
staying
with
the residents
of
4501
Camden
Avenue
North.
Defend,ant,
Codefendant
and
anotheryoungman
got
into
a
velLicle
registeredto
JamicaF{olden,one
of
the
residents
of
the Camden
home.As officers
executed
a search
warrantforthe
hotel
rooms
rented
by
Holden'sboyfriend,A:rtonio
Ferguson,
Ferguson
told
the
otherspresent
notto
talkto
thepolice.
 
Pao..
1
STEPHON
TERRELL
SHANNON
CCN
12196412
Defendant
was
interviewed
afrer
arights
advisory
and
agreed
to
speak
to investigators.
Defendantwas
infonned
thai
he was
in
custody
in
connection
u,ith
the
murderof
N.A.G.
and
that
a
witness
had
told
the
officer
thatDefendant
hadconfessed
to
shooting
at
the
house. Defendantadmitted
speaking
io
the
witnessbut
denied
that
he
hadconfessed
to
the
killing.
Defendant
said
he
livedat
4501
Camden
Avenue
North
and refen-ed
to
'Mica',
orJamicaHolden
as
his
mother.
Defendant
said
that
he
was
on
the
front
porchof
4501 Camden
Avenue
North
on
the
^
-rh
rught
of
June
25"'whenthe
housewas
shoi
up.
Defendant
said
that
he
knew
who
did
it
but would
not
teli
the
offrcers.
Defendant
said
that
he was
a-Irgry ab,our
the
shooting
and
that
severalpeople
were
in
the house
when
jt
wasshot
up.
Defendantdenied being
at
the
scene
of
victimN.A.G's
murder.
Defendairt
berated
the
officers
for lailing
to
solve
the
September
2011 murderofhis
"brothet"
Juwan
or
"Skitz,"
Jamrca
Holden's
son.
When officers
stressed
the
impoitance
of
witnesscooperation
in solving
homicides,Defendant
said
that
if
he
kneu,
rvho
killed
Juwan
he
would
not
tell
thepolice,but would take
care
of
it himsell
Witness
1
was
later
re-interviewed
and saidthat the
witness recognized
"Funny
\4o"
in
the lineup
but
did
not
identifl
him
because
the
w-itness
was
afraid
of
the
shooters.
Witness
I
identihed
the
known
juveniie
Codelendant
in
a
line
up
as
one
ofthe
individuais
he saw
shooting
at
the
rrictirn's house.
Witness
1
expressed concern
over
the
witness'sidentity
being disclosed
and rhe
potential
for
retaiiation.TheCodefendant
was
re-interviewed
on
June
28,2012,
afterbeing
an-ested
with Defendant.
The
Codefendantdenied
participating
in
shooting
up the
victim's
house.
Offlcers
also
interviewed
JamicaHolden,who confirmedthat
there irave been
ongoingproblems
with
violence
and
threats
sincethe death
of
her
son,
Juwan.
Juu'an'sfriends
havebeen
cailing
themselves
the
"Skitz
Squad,"
and
spending
a
lot
of
time
at
her
hou-se.
Hoiden
reported
that
people
drive
by
the house
and
make
threats
to
shoot
up
'uhe
house.
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