Law enforcement officers in Minneapolis are in the process of looking for the individual believed responsible for a shooting that left a man dead. This event occurred the evening of Sept. 25, outside GM Tobacco. Though not yet in police custody, the accused has been identified and charged with second-degree murder, for which the consequences if convicted are severe.
According to reports, a 36-year-old male, his girlfriend, and her child were outside the tobacco shop when a man confronted them and began an argument. The individual who started the verbal fight then pulled a gun, shot the victim and fled the scene. First responders transported the victim to a nearby medical facility where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The accused is said to be the ex-boyfriend of the victim’s girlfriend, and father to her baby. The woman claims this is not the first time her ex had been violent toward them. Just two weeks prior, he allegedly confronted them and made threats against their lives. As of the latest report, investigators believe the accused has left the state.
When found, the accused will be brought back to Minnesota to stand trial for this event. The legal challenges before him are significant and not anything he should have to navigate alone. Thankfully, he has the right to turn to an experienced criminal defense attorney to assist him with his case. While no particular outcome can be guaranteed, legal counsel will work diligently to help him achieve the best outcome possible.