MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 24-year-old St. Paul man is now charged in a downtown Minneapolis shooting over the weekend that left two people killed, including a University of St. Thomas student who was set to graduate that day.
Jawan Carroll faces multiple murder and attempted murder charges in connection to the May 22 incident. According to the complaint, Carroll is associated with “Tres Tres”, a violent north Minneapolis street gang.
Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, police say two people, one later identified as Carroll, were standing in a crowd outside a nightclub on the 300 block of 1st Avenue North in downtown Minneapolis when they began to argue. Carroll allegedly punched the other person and began firing at them, with a crowd of uninvolved people also in the line of gunfire.
Officers found several people laying on the ground with gunshot wounds. They found two people at the scene, dead. Ten people had been shot total.
Police said one of the two people killed was one of the suspected shooters. The other victim was Charlie Johnson, a mechanical engineering major who was walking by the area at the time of the shooting and was not involved.
According to the complaint, Johnson was walking with another person and just approached a sidewalk nearby when the shooting began. He was struck by a gunshot in the back while attempting to flee the shooting. He died at the scene.
Eight other people were injured in the shooting, with some suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Carroll was arrested several hours after the shooting at a Comfort Inn in Bloomington. At the time of his arrest, he had several pending felony offenses, including cases involving assault and fleeing police.
The investigation is ongoing, including extensive forensic testing.
Carroll will make his first court appearance Thursday afternoon. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison for each of his two second-degree murder charges.
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Source: CBS Minnesota