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StateofMinnesota DistrictCourt

CountyofHennepin 4thJudicialDistrict
14A25133 ProsecutorFileNo.
27CR1419754 CourtFileNo.
StateofMinnesota, COMPLAINT
Plaintiff, OrderofDetention
vs.
MARCOANTHONYGRESHAMDOB:01/11/1990
3105GIRARDAVEN
UPPERUNIT
Minneapolis,MN55411
Defendant.
The Complainant submits this complaint to the Court and states that there is probable cause to believe
Defendantcommittedthefollowingoffense(s):
COUNTI
Charge:Murder2ndDegreeWithIntentNotPremeditated
MinnesotaStatute:609.19.1(1),withreferenceto:609.19.1(1),609.11.5(a),609.11.9,609.05.1,609.05.2
MaximumSentence:40YEARS
OffenseLevel:Felony
OffenseDate(onorabout):07/05/2014
Control#(ICR#):14230625
Charge Description: That on or about 7/5/2014, Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota, MARCO
ANTHONY GRESHAM, acting alone or intentionally aiding, advising, hiring, counseling or conspiring with
another, while using a firearm, caused the death of Francesca Marie Desandre, a human being, with
intenttoeffectthedeathofthatpersonoranother,butwithoutpremeditation.
MinimumSentence:3YEARS
COUNTII
Charge:Murder2ndDegreeWithIntentNotPremeditated
Minnesota Statute: 609.19.1(1), with reference to: 609.19.1(1), 609.11.5(a), 609.11.9, 609.17.4(2),
609.05.1,609.05.2
MaximumSentence:40YEARS
OffenseLevel:Felony
OffenseDate(onorabout):07/05/2014
Control#(ICR#):14230625
Charge Description: That on or about 7/5/2014, Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota, MARCO
ANTHONY GRESHAM, while acting alone or intentionally aiding, advising, hiring, counseling or
conspiring with another, while using a firearm attempted to cause the death of V.G., a human being, with
intenttoeffectthedeathofthatpersonoranother,butwithoutpremeditation.
MinimumSentence:3YEARS
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STATEMENTOFPROBABLECAUSE

Complainant has investigated the facts and circumstances of this offense and believes the following
establishes probable cause:
On July 5, 2014 at approximately 4:59 a.m., Minneapolis Police Officers were dispatched to 2617 3rd
Street North, Minneapolis, Hennepin County on the report of a shooting. Upon arriving at that location,
police observed two females lying in the front yard.

One female victim, later identified as Francesca Marie Desandre, dob 1/13/1990, was face down near the
front steps of the address. Ms. Desandre was motionless and did not appear to be breathing. Blood was
pooled beneath her body. Officers tried unsuccessfully to find a pulse. Ms. Desandre was later pronounced
dead by medical personnel who arrived at the scene a short time later. An autopsy was performed by a
Hennepin County Medical Examiner on July 6, 2014. It was determined that Ms. Desandre died as a result
of gunshot wounds.

A second female victim, identified as V.G., dob 3/17/1989, was lying on her back on the west side of the
sidewalk northeast of 2617 3rd Street North. V.G.s breathing was labored. Her eyes were open, but she
was unresponsive. An emergency medical squad arrived at the scene and transported V.G. to North
Memorial Medical Center by ambulance. Medical doctors there performed emergency surgery to repair
extensive internal damage caused by a bullet that traversed V.G.s abdomen. V.G. is recovering from her
injuries and is expected to survive.

Minneapolis police investigators interviewed V.G. in addition to several witnesses determined to be at the
scene prior to, or at the time of, the shooting. Police learned that earlier in the evening, Ms. Desandre
hosted a Fourth of July party at her home at 2617 3rd Street North. A person known to others at the party
as Butter Rolland later identified as Defendant, MARCO ANTHONY GRESHAM, was present at that
party. Later in the evening, Ms. Desandre and V.G. frequented several bars/clubs in downtown
Minneapolis. They were accompanied by several other friends from the party. Sometime after bar closing,
the Defendant drove the group back to Ms. Desandres home in his car, described as a dark green, four-
door sedan.

After arriving back at the home, the Defendant eventually confronted V.G.. Ms. Desandre was standing
outside next to V.G. at the time. Defendant asked V.G. about her knowledge of Defendants alleged
involvement in a homicide that took place in January, 2014 at a party in St. Paul. V.G. denied being
present or having any knowledge. The Defendant displayed a handgun and pointed it at V.G.. V.G.
attempted to push the gun away, but the Defendant pulled V.G. close to him and fired one bullet into V.G.s
abdomen. V.G. fell to the ground. Ms. Desandre began to run toward the house. Several other shots were
fired toward her in rapid succession. Ms. Desandre collapsed near the front steps of her home.

A neighbor looked outside his window after hearing the gunshots. He observed several males run from the
yard of 2617 3rd Street North yard and enter a small green four-door car that was parked northbound on
the street. The car then drove away from the scene. He observed two females lying in the yard and called
911.

Minneapolis Police and Crime Lab personnel processed the crime scene for evidence. They recovered
seven 9 mm discharged cartridge casings near cars parked in the street to the east of the address. The
casings were determined to come from the same firearm. Two spent bullets were recovered from the front
yard area of 2617 3rd Street North. Divot strikes in the dirt and possible bullet strikes on the homes
exterior brick were also observed.

The Defendant was arrested in his mothers home in Minneapolis on July 8, 2014. Officers recovered a
dark green, four-door Mitsubishi Mirage in the driveway. The Defendant is presently in custody.
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SIGNATURESANDAPPROVALS
ComplainantrequeststhatDefendant,subjecttobailorconditionsofrelease,be:
(1)arrestedorthatotherlawfulstepsbetakentoobtainDefendant'sappearanceincourtor
(2)detained,ifalreadyincustody,pendingfurtherproceedingsandthatsaidDefendantotherwise
bedealtwithaccordingtolaw.
Complainant CharlesDGreenIV ElectronicallySigned:7/10/2014
SergeantCriminalInvestigation
Division
350S5thSt
Minneapolis,MN554151389
Badge:2429
Subscribedandsworntobeforetheundersigned.
NotaryPublicor
JudicialOfficial
ElectronicallySigned:7/10/2014 MichaelESanden,PeaceOfficer
LicenseNumber:13746,
HennepinCounty,Minnesota.
Mylicenseexpires:06/30/2015
Sergeant
350S5thSt
Minneapolis,MN554151389
Beingauthorizedtoprosecutetheoffensescharged,Iapprovethiscomplaint.
ProsecutingAttorney ElectronicallySigned:7/10/2014 ThereseGalatowitsch
300S6thSt
Minneapolis,MN55487
(612)3485550
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FINDINGOFPROBABLECAUSE
From the above sworn facts, and any supporting affidavits or supplemental sworn testimony, I, the Issuing Officer, have
determined that probable cause exists to support, subject to bail or conditions of release where applicable, Defendants arrest
or other lawful steps be taken to obtain Defendants appearance in court, or Defendants detention, if already in custody,
pendingfurtherproceedings.Defendantisthereforechargedwiththeabovestatedoffense(s).
SUMMONS
THEREFORE YOU, THE DEFENDANT, ARE SUMMONED to appear on ________ ___, _____ at _____ AM/PM
before the above-named court at 401 Fourth Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55415 to answer this complaint.
IFYOUFAILTOAPPEARinresponsetothisSUMMONS,aWARRANTFORYOURARRESTshallbeissued.
WARRANT
To the Sheriff of the abovenamed county or other person authorized to execute this warrant: I order, in the name of the State
of Minnesota, that the Defendant be apprehended and arrested without delay and brought promptly before the court (if in
session), and if not, before a Judge or Judicial Officer of such court without unnecessary delay, and in any event not later than
36hoursafterthearrestorassoonassuchJudgeorJudicialOfficerisavailabletobedealtwithaccordingtolaw.
ExecuteinMNOnly ExecuteNationwide ExecuteinBorderStates
ORDEROFDETENTION
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Since the Defendant is already in custody, I order, subject to bail or conditions of release, that the Defendant continue to be
detainedpendingfurtherproceedings.
Bail:$1,000,000.00
ConditionsofRelease:NoContactwithVictimNoContactwithAddressNoContactwithWitnessesNoPossessionof
WeaponsRemainLawAbidingMakeAllAppearancesOther:TheStateisnotaskingforconditionalrelease
ThiscomplaintisissuedbytheundersignedJudgeasofthefollowingdate:July10,2014.
JudicialOfficer GaryLarson

ElectronicallySigned:7/10/2014
SworntestimonyhasbeengivenbeforetheJudicialOfficerbythefollowingwitnesses:

COUNTYOFHENNEPIN
STATEOFMINNESOTA
StateofMinnesota
Plaintiff
vs.
MARCOANTHONYGRESHAM
Defendant
Clerk'sSignatureorFileStamp:
RETURNOFSERVICE
IherebyCertifyandReturnthatIhaveservedacopyofthisOrderof
DetentionupontheDefendanthereinnamed.
SignatureofAuthorizedServiceAgent:
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