Police: Anoka Man Allegedly Shot Woman in Buttocks

Updated: 02/28/2014 11:49 AM
Created: 02/28/2014 10:59 AM
By: Jennie Olson

An Anoka man with a history of violence has been charged after allegedly shooting a woman in the buttocks earlier this month.

Anoka Police were called to Mercy Hospital around 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, after a woman came in with a gunshot wound. She initially told police that she was outside an apartment building when she was shot, but she eventually told police she hadn’t been truthful.

The woman then told police she had been in an apartment on Harrison Street in Anoka with several people when 22-year-old Eddie Lewis Mitchell of Anoka walked into the apartment and accused them of talking about him, according to the criminal complaint.

Mitchell allegedly confronted the woman, and her friend intervened. During a struggle, Mitchell allegedly fired the gun and shot the woman in the buttocks.

Mitchell and the other people in the apartment took her to the hospital, and police say numerous witnesses confirmed the woman’s story.

Mitchell was convicted of terroristic threats in September 2012 and is not allowed to possess a firearm.

Mitchell has been charged with possession of a firearm and second-degree assault. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison and $30,000 in fines on the possession charge and up to seven years in prison and $14,000 in fines on the assault charge.

Twenty-two-year-old Eddie Lewis Mitchell of Anoka
Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

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